Tonight my 8-year-old begged me to read the next chapter of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While reading, he blurted, "MOUNTAINOUS! What does that mean?" before I had even reached that part. If I didn't know better, I'd suspect he actually likes reading. But I know better. My son hates reading. It is no wonder … Continue reading My kid’s school has forgotten to teach a love of reading
I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
The belief of a young child is limitless. Every new thought has a power greater than an adult can possibly experience. There is little current of expectation to wash it away. It is concentrated, potent imagination. So potent that if you can read this you are likely unable to reproduce such a great imagination without … Continue reading I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
Do schools measure too much?
I remember being flabbergasted by my son's first report card. It wasn't the fact that a large portion of the report consisted of "unable to assess," due to the fact that my neuroatypical son would not complete work or sit for even 5 minute tests. It was the fact that he was being assessed as … Continue reading Do schools measure too much?