“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.” Jacob Bronowski – British mathematician,18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974
I am pulling my hair our trying to get him to master the sore subject of Handwriting. All he wants to learn is cursive; print is too slow for him.
I don’t know if it’s because he is the only child, leaving Mom and Dad with a bit more time and energy to answer his questions. Perhaps he is simply curious and genuinely interested in life. I like to think the later.
I know he has the “ragamuffin” part down. He is off exploring no matter his dress or the season.
At what point does school become a place of worship to what is known? For me, I think college was truly the first place I simply had to “believe” and “repeat”.
Unschooling him in a Home Schooling setting has certain appeal.
Your experience and thoughts?