Gavin McCormack sent me an email on how our older generation can assist with learning. Spending time listening to people who have a lived a life we can only imagine, allow us to see what has gone on before, what is happening now, and how we can prepare for the future.
If you want to know what really happened, ask someone who was there. Someone who saw with their own eyes, someone who felt it in their bones. Someone who cried as the bombs dropped or clapped as the children were saved.
Bringing people of age into the classroom on a regular basis allows children to ask questions from a living, breathing library, a library of experience and expression.
Connecting a visual timeline of existence, one that will ultimately deliver the lessons that no book, video or teacher can tell. Basically painting the picture of how it might be?
We learn from the mistakes we make, from the failures we have. Some of these failures are too big for the classroom science lab, but in the minds of those who saw them unfold are the secrets to a better, brighter future of tomorrow.