edu180atl: natalie richman 8.19.11
As I visit classrooms daily, I am amazed at the learning of the students at my school. They are like little sponges, soaking up knowledge at a rapid pace. Looking for learning…this is what I do each and every day. Today seemed to be no different. That was until I stepped outside to get a little fresh air.
Standing before me was a cluster of little girls sharing thoughts and ideas unprompted by adults. As they chatted, I watched them, one by one sharing, and the one in the middle recording. I even chimed in with an idea or two. A little classroom…right here on our playground.
What did I learn today? Our children are our teachers and we are theirs. In a learning community, learning takes places EVERYWHERE, not just in the classroom.
About the author: Natalie Richman is a principal at Sweet Apple Elementary in Roswell and a busy mom of 2 boys (Senior and Freshman) and 1 girl (11).