“Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.” ~ Yawar Baig
We are starting to really notice the beauty in the education we have chosen for our kids. Child led learning, unschooling, hack schooling, free range learning... whatever you want to call it. Basically a lot of freedom to discover who they really are.
This morning Atlas woke with a vomit bug and that led to some great questions from him about where the food came from and what exactly was happening in the body? He's becoming so inquisitive with the age appropriate "why?" and that's leading to some pretty awesome moments of learning.
Over an hour they went through photos and a few videos about all the complexities of the human body and the more he learnt the more the questions came.. because he was leading the way with what he wanted to learn. The function of the digestive system ended with "what about our eyes???" Until he decided. Ok that's enough and went off to play with his toys taking along with him at 3 years old all this amazing science to download and think about with no pressure to remember any of it. I bet he does though. It's the information children collect.
Recently he's been fascinated with making paper aeroplanes. So he YouTubes videos of people making them and asks Ryan to sit down with him and help him fold the paper correctly. Leading the way the whole time. It literally blows my mind the lust and joy for learning, and the random pathways in which his minds likes to travel.
Are you also following this education path with your children? Would love to hear your stories and show others that there are more of us !
Feeling inspired 🙏🏼🌈 “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” ~ Alfie Kohn
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.” ~ Jean Piaget