One way to do it
Just thought I would share this piece of communication from my son’s school. Â he attends a middle school that has a unique focus on its approach to learning and character development and there is a lot I like about it. Â I especially like the way there are certain traditions that flow, giving a time for mentorship and responsibility. Â Check this out:
November 1st Late Start
It has been a tradition Â for the grade six class to try and formulate a valid argument (i.e. in the Practical Reasoning class) as to why students should be allowed to come late to school (i.e. 10:30) on November 1st (the day after Halloween). Given that the older students often tutor the younger students with the best arguments over the years, it is a fair bet that the students will win their argument. Just a heads-up, then, that it is almost certainly the case that there will be a 10:30 start on Thursday, November 1st.Â Â Off-island students can therefore board the 10:00 ferry, if they choose. Note that the school will be open at 8:30 am as usual for those students who need to come in early, in any case.
As a life learner, my son has chosen to attend this school as part of his learning in life. Â It’s stuff like this that confirms my insticnts about his ability to choose his mentors and his learning opportunities to balance wisdom and fun.