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?
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that true intelligence is a mind that can hold contradictory concepts. While your child may be more goal-oriented or more quest-oriented, Wonder creates the opportunity for each learner to experience both of these seemingly contradictory paths simultaneously.
The Wonder learning journey is unique in several “disrupting” ways. One of these is that portfolios and exhibitions take the place of report cards. So if an exhibition project does not work, is it a failure or a learning opportunity?
No matter how you define “family,” it is the human experience of being together and loving well that ultimately forges a life well lived. Very little else matters.
Children at Wonder learn to use tools to manage their time and decision-making, proactively creating the journey they desire. They are not passive recipients of a script for their lives but engaged authors writing their own life stories.