So many parallels exist between parenting and educating. I was always pretty tough on our kids. They knew they were loved, but discipline was my number 1 goal. "Do it my way," I often said. Then we adopted. He is strong-willed, active, loud. He threw major tantrums at age 5. He didn't know how to receive love. His years in foster care left him feeling out of control, fearful of being moved. again. I had to change my parenting approach. There just was no option. I'm still work
What is it about being stuck in our boxes? We all have them, of course. Did you ever get free of one of yours, and suddenly realize just how blind you were to the limitations before?
The traditional education system has been stuck in its box for a long time. The box is actually getting smaller. Schools used to have a good idea of what to do with those kids who weren't traditional "book learners." They'd get them into apprenticeships, work study programs, and vocational tra