Now I wonder what you teachers have to say to this? I think this should be totally normal yet, when you listen and look around and hear and see how children are taught in some schools or better by some teachers it seems not to be the case.
Are we moving away from something that seems to normal because the system doesn’t allow us to really focus on an individual anymore?
Of course it’s not easy to focus on each child, especially in big classes. But there are examples like the Montessori schools. With the philosophy of focusing on the child’s overall development and working with what the child offers and build from there.
I refuse believing people when they say that some kids just don’t want to learn. Kids are like sponges. They always want to learn. Maybe not in the pace and way we would like them too, because for that individual it might not be the right way, but they want to learn. It’s in the nature of a child to learn.
I guess the problem is to find a way to apply a focus on all the different needs of the different kids to an overall system…