A great take on kids, education and individual differences.
Common Core and Vegan Zombies—Confessions of an ADD Mother | Kristen Lamb’s Blog.
Recent research supports the theory that we are going about education all wrong. Kids learn kinetically for the first five years. Until then they ought to have only very limited access to electronics, including TV. And until age ten they ought not to use electronic devises in school. They have actually coined the term .digital dementia’ referring the the gaps in normal brain development in kids who have too much access to electronic devices instead of moving their bodies and learning to solve problems with their own minds.
On top of that, we are over-scheduling and over directing our kids to the point that they have no opportunity for creative play or even for learning social skills. They are taught to be task driven and this leaves little room for learning compassion and sensitivity or how to be good world citizens.
I fear for the upcoming generation. They are being grossly short-changed in both their schools and their homes.