The emergency exit to outdoor learning...
Juliet, I find it ironic that you evoke the past---people, place and activity---as the foundation for how we face the constant changes in our lives. Ironic, but true.
Yes - it's a strange provocation. I wrote it largely as a reaction to claims made by educators that the future is uncertain for our children... it always has been. Even in the past - crops could fail, disease could strike, etc. I also wanted for people to think beyond traditional thoughts about the future - technological advances, how a classroom(!?!) should look and what children will be doing in schools. I'd like to think that there are some aspects of education and life that are timeless - these are the golden threads of truth that need to be remembered wherever and whenever we are.
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