A few readers have asked for an update on Some Boy’s school. I shared awhile back that getting him going in kindergarten was kind of an ordeal for us, and we’ve setup an IEP and some extra support systems to ease the transition.
I hear people in the education community talk a lot about how children learn differently. “My child learns kinesthetically,” they’ll say, or “Mine is a visual learner.” Debates about curriculum and strategies are endless, with one study proving one methodology and another showing completely different data.
We’re focusing so much on how a child learns that we’re missing the point. We build curriculum around checklists and practice time and homework and flashcard completion.
In the end, though, all that matters is that he or she does – in fact – learn.