Does current school curriculum encourage life long learning or how to pass a test?
Interesting. As someone who continues to struggle with the decision to homeschool or keep my child enrolled in public school, this teacher speaks to exactly some of my concerns. My son has a great teacher and we really like his school, but from what I can see there is little time for hands on learning. He's in kindergarten and it seems like he's always getting tested on something already. He talks about how next year there is no more time for him to do "Centers" (free learning time). We originally planned to put him in a charter school or a private school that is based on creative learning, but we wanted to support the public schools. We also chose this school in particular because it is very culturally diverse so he gets to hear many different perspectives in his classroom. I worry, however, that he will lose his love of learning since most days he is expected to fill out worksheet after worksheet not to mention complete a homework packet of more worksheets each week.
Anyone else worried that their children aren't getting enough time to do hands on learning? What did you decide to do with your kids? Do you think just doing hands on learning activities at home will be enough to keep them excited about exploring?