2015 will be remembered for many different reasons. For me, 2015 will primarily be remembered for the birth of our first son.
I’ve often thought about what educational experience I most want for kids. This year, that has become even more personal as the question has started to be what educational experience do I want (some day) for our own son.
I want his schooling to truly be centered around his learning.
I want him to be able to play a role in designing his own learning experiences.
I want it to challenge him to think creatively and uniquely.
I want it to be fun.
I want him to have an opportunity to read, think, dream, explore, and create independently and collaboratively.
I want diversity to be experienced, understood, and valued.
I want him to connect with others and learn humility.
I want him to be taught to listen first, know his voice matters, and to always be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.
I want his school to make sense in a real-world context.
I want success to be the expectation, but the only pressure to be for him to do his best.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to create learning experiences that I believe in for kids, and (some day) for my own son