Gavin McCormack posted answers to the question about how we prepare our students for a world we don’t know.
McCormack says, “When we establish a curriculum, a classroom and a home environment around independence in children, we start to see that other essential skills flourish very quickly.”
McCormack states that when we establish independence, such skills as confidence, time management, resilience and communication start almost immediately. He admonishes educators to start thinking of ourselves as guides rather than teachers.
I most definitely agree, having seen how quickly students take up the challenge when we guide them to be independent and require them to take charge and ownership of their own learning. We must allow our students to try, fail and fall in a safe environment.