Finding your own passions and gifts is meaningless without the Hero’s Journey as a framework.
At Wonder we have turned upside down most of the traditional incentive measures such as grades, attendance awards, and teacher directives.
Heroic parents are learners. Ordinary parents have already gone to school.
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.
Adults at Wonder are called guides instead of teachers because a guide's role is to constantly push power to the children so they learn to claim their true agency as individuals with invaluable potential and worth.