Through a Child's Eyes

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principals.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/11429445-girl-reading-in-the-classroom1-150×113.jpg” alt=”” width=”105″ height=”79″ />I had the distinct pleasure to spend some time earlier this week as the guest reader in a second grade classroom. The night before, I took time to carefully select my two books to share with the class. When I read to primary students I always grab a Dr. Seuss book – I simply love reading Dr. Seuss. I also grabbed a seasonal book – this time I brought What Snowmen do at Night. As the district’s educational leader I spent some time talking about the importance of reading – not kamagra online just reading books . . . simply reading.


Talking with six-year-old students is a rare treat for a superintendent. I love hearing their experiences, listening to their questions, and hearing about the world of education through the lenses of these emerging thinkers. These young people – still mastering the ability to share complex thoughts and express excitement verbally with adults – are full of enthusiasm and a love of learning. These young people, under furosemide no precription overnight delivery the direction of exceptional professional educators, are really explorers. They explore the classroom, explore written works, and learn through discovering. It is a thrill to spend time with canada generic propecia second grade students because they love coming to school.

Reflecting on my time with those wonderful second grade students left me with two powerful thoughts. First of all, we need to learn from primary classrooms; we need to continue discovery learning, problem-based learning, and student-centered classrooms beyond second grade. Secondly, the world in which second grade students will live and work is changing at a dizzying pace. Case in point, one of the students asked me if they will have iPads in fifth grade. I explained that I didn’t know what technology will be available in three years. I shared that the iPad was first introduced in April 2010 – less than three years ago. Together, a superintendent and group of second grade students imagined what the world will be like in three short years. What I learned is that through the eyes of a child the future is bright, limitless, and exciting. I am glad I still have this same excitement and optimism.