“Boys are not sitting down animals.”

“Boys are not sitting down animals.”

-Lord Baden Powell, Founder of the Boy Scouts

When did school become a sitting activity?  Who decided learning happens best on our butts?  

Are chairs convenient for the school to maintain order?  

Was our method born from trying to create order to maximize learning in the smallest time frame possible?

Spending a week at scout camp, watching boys work, learn (there is 6 hours of classes a day, plus optional classes in the evening)  I take away one big thing.

 

Boys are not sitting down animals.

 

There is movement.

There is social interaction.

There is organization.

There is learning.

There is fun.

 

Instead of putting kids to fit our space, maybe we should get our space to fit the kids.

 

Mr. G

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