Saturday, December 18, 2010

Learning Flow When Kids Are in Their Element

      From time to time I share one-page stories about kids, education, and parenting that I have written over the years.  Amusing but usually with a point, these pieces are a quick read.  Here's one on the kids in their element.

    It has always amazed me how kids might struggle with reading, writing, and certain school work; and yet, can zoom through infinite song lyrics or lines in a play.
   This past spring, I experienced what some might respond to by saying, “You did what?  Two days and three nights with 23 fourth and fifth graders on an island in one house?  You are crazy.”  I have to say, when you experience this kind of concentrated child development class you learn a lot, I mean a lot.
   For instance, after a day of rain, hanging around in the house on the island. . . more 


rick ackerly said...

What I am talkin' about!
How do we engineer this paradigm shift?

Zoobie Pets said...

Excellent insight. I never thought of it that way. I will pass the post on to other parents I know.

Thanks for sharing!