Tonight I worked with a really bright child-great maths-logic intelligence, good reader, excellent comprehension and above all a wonderful sense of humour and a great curiosity about the world. What an honour to help extend a child’s mind and nurture their love of learning!
Sad part is-this very child has been classed at his school as having problems, being a low achiever and generally not doing well.
This makes my blood boil-this is a very smart child who just cannot be bothered people pleasing and who tends to shut down when he can see people don’t see his talent. Our education system HAS to open its eyes and start to acknowledge different styles of learning. Wonderful minds are being lost, children are becoming alienated and yet we continue to let this happen! We do not want Dickensian factories of education-we want real child-centred education. Enough!