How ought we to educate children? This question might come as a surprise if we are already in the habit of educating children, whether at school or at home, and yet, we might wonder. How should children be taught, and what does an approach to education say about who we believe children to be? For Rousseau, children ought to be given much liberty. He writes, "a child must not be constrained to keep still when he wishes to move, nor to move when he wishes to remain quiet...they must jump, and scream, whenever they have a mind to do so." Is this good? Could this work in a classroom?
Join ILS 4th grade teacher, Miss Leithart this Friday morning at 8:30am to discuss scenarios like the one above regarding how we educate children and why.