What happens when you take away all the rules?
This principal has found out.
Caught this vid shared by Michelle Boyce (@boycem3) this morning on the #BFC530 (Breakfast Club, 5:30) chat on Twitter. And it's amazing and encouraging.
And it's backed by science. Kids need risk to learn to manage risk, says one researcher.
I'd add, they also need adventure. I love the part about them not having time for video games. That's what happens when real life actually becomes fun.
And then they return to school calm and "ready to learn." Though I'd add they were doing a whole lot of that outside.
I'd love to visit and find out what else is happening. I like how the bigger kids breaking up fights, and I'd love to see what other sorts of social rules are naturally showing up out there.
But I'd also add some modelling by adults. Need a few teachers walking slacklines and climbing trees, socializing, playing, etc.
Has a lot to say about parenting, as well.
What do you think?