We Have Much to Learn

Gavin McCormack emailed me an interesting article on how much we can learn from our students. Sometimes educators feel superior to their students but we can learn a lot from them if we observe them, especially our youngest students.
To name a few things we can learn:

– They never shy away from showing their emotions. It’s all on the table.
– They’ll tell you how they feel without fear of judgment.
– They will say statements like ‘Will you be my friend’ or ‘Can I play with you?’
– They can learn multiple languages without even trying.
– They sleep anywhere and whenever they need it.
– They demand a high level of engagement and they are very keen to learn.
– They bring no ego to the table. It’s all important.
– They love unconditionally.
– They’ll tell you how it is, they’re honest and don’t hold back.
– They know how to laugh and play and run freely, jumping in puddles and igniting their senses.

If anything, the children in our care are our greatest teachers, we have a lot to learn.

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