I am so amazed by your teaching style. This has been lacking in a lot of places in the world, where students have to learn the facts of knowledge and did not learn to way to see the world from their own perspective. Your students are very lucky to have a teacher like you. God bless.
Life is about relationship and connection, not just accumulating facts. Parents and teachers need to show and tell this to kids every day. Will kids today answer their future online password security question about who was their favorite teacher by saying Google? We need more lifelong teachers and more lifelong learners. Great well written article.
Gerard, I enjoyed reading your piece, and I admired your devotion to your son’s education — until I got to this section (update: I see that you’ve now removed it):
Many parents will tell you that their neighborhood school was not an option due to…