Critical Thinkers, both Young and Old.

“A primary challenge to teachers is to see students as three dimensional creatures… with hope, dreams, aspirations, skills and capacities; with bodies, minds, hearts and spirits; with experiences, histories, a past, a pathway and future; with a family, a community, a language and a culture. This knotty, complicated challenge requires patience, curiosity, wonder, awe and humility. It demands sustained focus, intelligent judgement, inquiry and investigation.”

(Ayers, W. A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools.)


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2 Responses to Critical Thinkers, both Young and Old.

  1. Victoria says:

    It’s a primary challenge for parents too! Thanks for reminding me to be patient with my little monkey today.

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