Children are a wonder! When they are little they are so curious. Everything around them is so fascinating. The world is fascinating to them and they continuously explore, experiment and question. Children also love to play. When we become adults we sometimes forget how much we still can learn about the world. We forget to play. We forget life is meant for adventure. However, children are constant reminders to us of the joy of being fascinated and exploring the unknown.
This past Wednesday on the #PTCHAT educators, parents, principals, and other stakeholders reflected on what we can learn from children!
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Here were some of the great ideas shared:
Parentella: My daughters constantly teach me new things….patience, compassion, and honesty to name a couple.
skjenkins: my son keeps me on my toes with “why?” He teaches me to keep learning to keep up wtih him
GaryBrannigan: I learn to look at life from a different perspective
MarieTN: It is amazing. I never knew that I was capable of such great love and my children have taught me that.
aleaness: @Parentella my boys teach me that I need to listen more.
skjenkins: Yes. It causes me to reexamine my own values and we discuss what is important
drtimony: My daughter has taught me that time matters and it’s always worth it.
pepepacha: I’ve learned that at times desert before dinner is not only ok, but necesary.
cybraryman1: Yes, we need to improve Parent-Teacher communication: http://bit.ly/cdBRK1 Come to #ntcamp to hear my wife lead a session on it!
graingered: @Parentella By remembering to use our child’s eye (and mind) to see the world like they do… and what a wonderful world it is
librario868: Find that I need to watch cartoons, know the latest toys, games to keep up with my students.
MarieTN: @GaryBrannigan:Legos I’ve learnt that my youngest loves creating (with Legos) and makes a huge mess. Very much like me.
readtoday: Children teach us to be spontaneous and creative
Parentella was created to solve the issue of parent and educator communication at elementary, middle school and high school levels. As part of this mission, we are hosting weekly #PTCHAT discussions to encourage a productive dialogue between parents and educators. We hope you will join us Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.