Traditional schooling has a one size fits all approach to teaching. Everyone learns the same, does the same things and does what they can to squeeze into the itty bitty box traditional schooling tries to squeeze them into. If you don’t find a way to fit yourself into the teeny tiny box you get left behind. But wait, what about the “No Child Left Behind Program”? Isn’t that the whole point of the program? Well, lets be honest, many children get left behind. It’s a shame how many get left behind, to many.
ause I want to know how Harmonie behaves when she’s there and how is her work ethic when I’m not around.
We discussed her behavior, which was great as I suspected it would be, and we discussed her work. As it turns out Harmonie was lagging on her math assignment but demonstrated that she was a wiz at it. The teacher was perplexed as to way she lagged. We discussed that she lags on math all the time. I explained to her that one of the scars Harmonie received from her old school was her self esteem about Math. She’s great at Math but she’s not confident in that fact. We brainstormed a bit on what could be done to help her speed up the process. We both thought that maybe having to many problems in front of her made her feel even more self conscious and that maybe if we cut back that would help.