Such a shame that certain people cannot see it this way. How sad it would be if all children were forced to be the same. My experience at school wasn’t brilliant, but that hasn’t shaped my feelings on the education system. The ‘one size fits all’ attitude has. The continous testing of children, the severe lack of spaces and the lack of one on one time has shaped my feelings on this. As a child I learnt far more outside of school than I did inside. I had a thirst for knowledge. I wanted to learn at my own pace and not be forced to rush or to be told what I had to learn.
My children are learning at their own pace. I guide them. My son is incredibly bright and has that same desire to seek answers, that same thirst. My daughter has less interest in the boring written side of education but absolutely loves to watch and learn. She’s a smart girl who learns through seeing things. YouTube videos have been fantastic for her!
My children are very different in how they learn, and how quickly they learn.
No two children will ever be the same.
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