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.