Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins.
Some seasons, our interest-led learners are interested in everything. They read, they ask questions, they conduct experiments and plan projects.
But what do you during those other times, the times when inspiration has left the building? What do you do when no one seems interested in much of anything? What if it turns into all pajamas, all Legos, all day? You know what I’m talking about.
Well, first, you don’t panic. You remember that just like a field needs seasons to grow and seasons to rest, so do our kids. So do we all.
Maybe they’re just in a healthy resting period, or maybe they’re learning something through the pajama-and-Lego routine.
Or maybe our days need adjusting. In that case, I try to step back and spend some time in observation mode. I don’t try to change things right away, I just take note of what is actually happening throughout the day.