Imagine the whole experience of learning from home as a game. It’s a learning quest with daily missions and the opportunity to earn points or unlock portals into more fun.
Set the contract and define your role as Socratic Guide. As a guide, give choices; don’t answer questions; give growth mindset praise instead of nagging; and be warm-hearted and tough-minded. You’ll soon find you like being Socratic so much it may just be your new modus operandi.
What do I want for my child? Should my message to them be: get good grades, get into college and get a good job; discover your inner gifts and use them to help others; or don’t worry, be happy? Now ask yourself, what type of parent do I want to be?
This list of qualifications is what we use to hire guides who will help your children to discover their greatest gifts and master 21st century skills. Additionally, each of our Socratic Guides has his or her own unique genius that makes an imprint on daily life at Wonder.
For us to become Socratic as parents, we must shed the power plays of an authoritarian mindset of parenting – a stance that is demanding and believes that failure is bad and must be punished, hidden or shamed.