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A brilliant moment...

I vividly remember a day when I was a room parent for my son's first grade class. The teacher had given the kids small group tasks to complete in whatever way they wanted. The end result was supposed to be a map of some sort (this part evades my memory). I was helping my son's group…looking over their shoulders thinking "oh they really should be putting the arrow to the left".

But in a moment of brilliance, I kept my mouth shut and listened to the process they were working through together.

It was astonishingly creative and intelligent. If I'd "helped" I'm sure I would have squished their creative process. And I would not have learned something myself. Six year olds have a lot to teach if we're willing to listen.


#listen #learn #watch

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