The Good Old Days

It seems that I have reached a certain point in my life. I find myself yearning for “the good old days”. Perhaps when this Covid-19 crisis is over, and a vaccine is discovered, we will once again see teachers and students gathered closely around each other, learning together in the ways that come so naturally.

One of my favourite ways to learn with children is to go directly into the natural world, all around us, and pay attention to the small things. So much occurs, everyday, that often escapes attention but is really quite interesting.

Meanwhile, we will find other ways to live and learn. And know that this time, this strange and anxious time, is not forever.

[Image: The author, early in her teaching career, gathered around a white cloth with young students. Insects and other small signs of wildlife were evident on the cloth; observations and discussions were taking place in the field.]