Thursday, August 23, 2012

Children, Like Butterflies, Should Be Free

"To trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves...and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted." - John Holt

pretty painted lady

We're off to our third Northeast Unschooling Conference and it will be affirming and oh so good to be around families who trust children: who trust in their ability to learn and live in freedom. To be around families who ask tough questions, who accept and seek challenges and who welcome change when necessary. To be around families who actively question the role of school in our society.

"Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."-John Holt

1 comment:

  1. JEALOUS - wish I was there! Cannot wait to "read all about it" from you and others when you get back!



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