Day 128 (of 183) the lens of how you view school
Today (brought to you by week-o-meetings-o-metic from the makers of: Bass o Matic – YouTube ) a neat query was posed on engagement to education. And this is much more than the well documented “disengagement” from learning that happens as students enter teenager years…. (something like this graph)
The question on “why” can and should be debated and discussed (my bias: relationships/belonging/grouping) but no matter what, our own experiences definitely have an impact on how those we work/live with perceive schooling. So…what lens do you use when sharing (and thereby influencing) with others about school…in other words: How do students view school through the lens provided by their parents (and other influencers)?
Do you reflect on how your experiences with schooling impacts how you perceive school; how it ‘is’, what it ‘should be’ etc…
Did you love being a student?
Did you ever struggle in school?
How do survivors of Residential Schools view school?
What about ELL (English as a Learned Language) learners?
Ever experience bullying? What about just rude behaviour/attitudes?
Are we okay saying “we’re not good at math”….but not so much about reading? I’ve heard that – but why?
Did school meet your needs? Should it have? Was a struggle something that benefited you…..? Do you want your kids to have similar struggles?
Does socio-economics play a role in your lens? (how many teachers know what it’s like to come from ‘the other side of the tracks….’)
There are so many lenses that change the direction (or put into focus…) what we see – I am trying more and more to be mindful that the way I see school is not the same as everybody else (and am I ever glad my prescription is up to date so my glasses/contacts help me keep clarity on what I’m looking at)