This is her classroom.

Post · Jul 22, 2018 ·

This is her classroom.
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And the beach. The library. The museum. Dance class. Our karate club. Our local shops. Our street. Playgrounds. The train. Our home.
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Her classmates? Everyone, everywhere, of any age and from any background. 
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She will never tie learning to a school. It will be everywhere, all around her, all the time.
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It will never feel hierarchical, age-divided or mandated.
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She looks at the world around her in absolute wonder, exploring what interests her at a pace that she sets. And I’ll be damned if that will change when she turns five and someone decides she needs to be taught.
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Nope. We’ll say a polite no-thanks and turn back to the most perfectly designed and resourced classroom there is – the world around us, and everything and everybody in it.


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