So last week I wrote a post with a similar title. I let my daughter title the post and coincidentally the very next day I actually found out what she was referring to.
Flying Fairy School is a segment on Sesame Street and that day I had the kids watching Sesame Street while I ate lunch and websurfed before we went to the pool. I was wondering…hmm, how will I return to that strange title in a blog post…but I wanted to do something for my daughter.
The reason I let her name my blog post is that I want to teach her about work and give her a legacy, something to fall back on. Maybe when she’s an adult(or teenager) blogs won’t exist. But storytelling is eternal, information will always need to be presented.
I want my children to understand something of what I do, why I do it and how. I want them to understand what it means to me and the power of the written word. I want to encourage working on something and seeing it through. I want to encourage appreciation of a completed project.
My ideas about education are completely unrelated to tests and grades. Completely unrelated to graduation and degrees. When I think about education I think about learning that is completely integrated. Something that is learned over time, through various angles and through interaction with the parameters of the topic at hand’s world.
I think of this especially when I think of the way children perceive adulthood. We think that we are raising our kids to prepare them for adulthood, right? But their perception of adulthood will include all they’ve learned by watching adults.