August 22, 2021 Why the Flowers Aren’t Blooming Thoughts on the “garden” in which we expect our school children to thrive. The children come to school as they are. They may be typical, neurodiverse, gender diverse, have physical or learning differences, and more. The typical U.S. public school environment was designed for the adult’s convenience, […]
I helped out in the classroom a few days a month when I had someone to watch my toddler. I knew this girl. She could read, write, and do math with stellar proficiency. I was watching her be stumped by open-ended play!
When I sent my first child off to Kindergarten, I was already planning an alternative school with a few friends. I wasn’t expecting his assigned public school to be the ideal, child-centered model I wanted.