So, I’m the other half of the Location Led Learning team. I am the (significantly) less qualified half of the Location Led Learning (grown-up section). So far, I have been watching Kate take the lead on the blog but this blog will be from both our perspectives.
People have been very supportive and encouraging of our crazy plan to learn as we travel. But it is pretty difficult to explain, in a brief chat, what we hope to get out of this and how we want it to be different from the schooling that is more “normal”. This is my take on what I want for our kids.
Top of the list – I want our kids to love learning. To wake up exciting about what they will learn that day. I want them to go to bed with more questions than they wake up with. I want them to be endlessly curious and endlessly persistent and determined to explore that curiosity. I want them to learn in motion; running, walking, jumping, skipping, swimming, splashing, digging, kicking, throwing, catching, climbing, leaping, falling. I want them to take risks, I want them to fail again and again and then get back up and try once more. I want them to be happy, to be sad and feel everything in between. I want to see dirt under they fingernails, to get cuts and bruises, knocks and bumps. I want them to learn about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it grows, what it does to them (both good and bad), and how to cook it. I want them to learn through sound, sight, touch, taste, smell. I want them to learn about different cultures and appreciate the amazing world we live in. I want them to believe in themselves and believe that they can do anything if they put in the effort and hard work to make it happen.
And lots more that I can’t think of right now. But that is a bit of the why we are doing it.