Education seems to take an opposite approach. In traditional schools, everything matters. You have to be good at language and you have to be good at math and you have to be good at science and you have to be good at history and you have to be good at literature. If you don't excel at all of them at once, there must be something wrong with you.
But that thinking dilutes concentration. If everything matters, then nothing matters.
Not so here. Sudbury schools give students plenty of time to go into depth with one or two subjects. It alone matters. They can master it, then they can move on to something else that's important. Less clutter, better impact.
Sean Vivier, MLSS Staff