The restless, loud ones. The rule bending, breaking ones. The ones we tell to sit down, slow down, quiet down, calm down, back down. The ones we often push pills down.
Here’s to letting them run, jump, shout, scream, laugh and sing. To letting them drift, imagine and daydream.
Here’s to giving them the space and grace to learn when they’re ready. To lightening the weight on their shoulders by removing the pressure of tests, benchmarks and grades.
Here’s to giving them a say in what they spend their time on and who they spend their time with.
Here’s to celebrating their questions more than their answers.
Here’s to throwing open the doors.
Here’s to setting them free.