The prompt the wonderful people at the Daily Post group of Word Press gave us for the day is: “The New School“. They also gave us a suggestion followed by two thought provoking questions: “You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?”
First off the school will have to be completely handicap accessible! Children may have been born with natural physical limitations, they need to still be able to be included at the school. Will still concentrate on reading, writing, and math (just not the dreaded Common Core of today)! Music will be included in some form in the school. Deaf students may possibly enjoy the physical vibrations caused by the music. Blind students have absolutely no difficulties hearing the music!
Kids should all learn skills necessary for daily survival out in today’s world. Basic self defense classes could teach the children how to defend themselves from other creatures existing in the world today! People have a huge bad habit of taking advantage of the weak. Kids need to know what to do. Actual animals like dogs could also be a threat to kids.
Search for what each kid has to offer the world. You may come across the next military leader the world needs to discover to insure we will see peace, some day! A budding artist may be attending the school, you just have to give them the opportunity to hone their skills. The next William Faulkner‘s mind may exist in your very classrooms!
You just need to give the kids a chance to shine at their own talents that you will help them discover. Give them exposure to as much information as you can, then step back. No idea how the kids will benefit from their exposure, give them time and encouragement!