Perfectly put, Abigail. What we learn is to color inside the lines, make our educators feel safe, and we are predictable. Therefore we get rewarded. Isn’t it interesting that we punish what we need most? Kids who question, challenge, want to know why?
I don’t have the answers. All I know is that we are all uniquely gifted and as such, deserve to be developed so that we can all blossom on our own terms, and in our own time frames. Thanks for your comment.