Here is part one of a follow-up to my "Learning Under Pressure" post:
Do children have rights in school? Well, I've seen rights and responsibilities handouts from schools, but nothing like this poster put out by New Learning Culture. If these rights were upheld in our schools, there would be much less stress and thereby more learning. When I read through this list, it's just seems like common sense. But then again, many educators need extra training in order to offer a classroom that incorporates these rights. Which is exactly part of Carmen Gamper's mission at New Learning Culture.
Rumor is that activists in Italy are sending out a poster to each school and the relevant political associations throughout the country. Let's visualize the message spreading!
All Children have the Right to Do the Following:
1. Go to the toilet when needed.
2. Have drinking water available.
3. Move the body when needed.
4. Learn to take care of personal needs.
5. Learn and process emotions through play.
6. Learn through exploration, trial, and error.
7. Make mistakes and not be shamed.
8. Learn at a personal pace.
9. Fully understand a subject before being tested.
10. Not to be tested involuntarily. Instead, share knowledge by free choice, only when ready to receive feedback on learning progress.
11. Not to be punished. Instead, children should be respectfully encouraged to become more self-disciplined.
12. Not to be compared with peers. Instead, acknowledged as an individual student with individual talents, opinions, and characteristics.
13. Not to be judged for being different.
Posters are for sale at www.newlearningculture.com/sacred-child-companion.html
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