Sure, sometimes the newer kids come to us and tell us they’re bored, implicitly looking for direction from us. We don’t fall for the trap. We give them time to be bored. We give them time to think about what they value and what they want to do. We give them time to take charge of easing their own boredom. Soon enough, they only tell us that they’re bored coupled with what they’ve decided to do about it. How else would they learn to manage their own free time as an adult?
Sudbury schools let kids be bored, and we do it on purpose. We wish more schools did.
Sean Vivier, MLSS Staff