Important Forgotten Questions

We don’t have time to take it seriously, but it seems to me that the most important question for an educator to ask is “What is the purpose of childhood?” Or, put another way, “What is the nature of a child?”

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6 Responses

  1. Hey, Andrew, I have heard from a couple girls who are having trouble accessing the website to sign up for the conference. There seems to be a bug in the code. I get a warning message and a blank page.

    • Cindy,

      Thanks. I’ll pass this awful news on to our staff and get it fixed ASAP.

      if anybody tries to register and can’t get it, do please call the office and ask for Nancy. She’ll take you through the process.

      Thanks!

  2. Please, do take the time! I realize you may be saving some of your thoughts for the conference, but perhaps you could give a at least the beginnings of your thinking on this.
    This is very important for those of us raising and educating our children. I imagine what many of us do intuitively takes into account our children’s nature, but it would be very helpful to have the vocabulary to relay this knowledge to others and to think on these things more deeply.

    • Gina,

      Thanks for your patience – I had to approve these comments and have been on the road for 9 days so I’m beyind on everything.

      Keep visiting as I intend to “think out loud” on these matters leading up to the conference.

  3. That issue is “too big to fail.” The cost of not addressing it is greater than the we can pay without having addressed it. Care to “bail us out” with some thoughts on the issue?

  4. Dear Andrew,

    What a cracker of a question. I’m not a teacher myself but I work a lot with kids over here in the U.K., mostly teenagers preparing them for employment or adressing issues of self esteem, low aspirations etc.. The question needs a lot more than a glib response so I’ll try and come up with some sensible thoughts and get back to you. I just felt that the question deserved a show of interest.

    Barry Jackson.B.Sc
    Human Development Consultant
    Gloucester U.K.

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