gardeningSir Ken RobinsonTED

Teachers are like gardeners

Another thing I like about this analogy is that it supports my own strong belief that there are many “correct” ways to educate children (or to pave the way for children to educate themselves). Just as gardeners can get superb, fully realized tomatoes through various methods (staked or unstaked, in containers or double-dug square-foot plots or raised beds—even hanging upside-down), you can see superb, fully realized human beings emerging from schools that employ various methods and models, so long as they nurture the distinct creative life of each child.

If you want to meet some terrific gardeners—both literal and metaphorical—visit the independent schools profiled in the Alt Ed Austin School Directory. You just might find a place where your kid will put down roots, blossom, and flourish.

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