AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM: Always ask questions at Community Chats and Forums
The great thing about children is that they demonstrate the power of asking questions. They want to know What Why When and so much more.
An inquisitive six-year old, her four-year old sister, and their mother joined me at today's Community Chat. The six-year old wanted to know what it meant to "run for school board" and "be a school board member". If we can't explain it to a child, then what's really going on?
I started by talking about her teacher helping her and her classmates. Then I asked, "Who helps the teacher?" (hint: the principal). We continued with "who helps whom?" all the way to the school board. Of course, when I asked who helps the school board, she replied with confidence, "God!" And so it is.
It's so important for us to look closer at what's taking place within our school system and ask those powerful child-like questions, questions that get at the heart of what's really going on. It is through asking that we learn.
So, how are the children?