看得見的尊重

文:瑟谷家長Helen,育有三子女,大女和二兒子已是成年人,三兒子8歲,加入瑟谷一年多

經歷兩個世代的教養孩子,不得不承認做父母要迫著進步才追上他們!由廿年前從傳統教育單向式灌輸孩子,要努力讀書就有好的將來成材,到相隔17年來到第三個孩子的敎育方法,我選擇了跳出框框,由孩子做主導,常被問及究竟他在瑟谷教育學了什麼?以下的一則故事就是其中的一個人生課題。

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My Daughter’s Self-directed Learning Path

Original article by YK, English translation by Sylvia Lee

YK, a Sudbury parent, shared his view about his 15-year-old daughter’s self-directed learning path.
“Ever since my daughter withdrew from mainstream schooling to pursue Self-Directed Learning, our family has learnt a lot, experienced a lot, evolved a lot together. However, friends and other family members are somewhat, understandingly, worried about her future out of well-meant concern. How will she ever get into university if she isn’t going to school now? What will she do for a living without going to university? Will she be able to make a living and support herself in the future?

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自主學習之旅|從幼稚園退學潮說起什麼叫學習

文:楊軍(瑟谷家長)

最近有報導說有許多幼稚園家長為子女選擇退學,特別是N班(學前班)「學生」。當然最緊張的是幼稚園校長,因為這會大大影響他們「集團』的收入。

長久以來,我們的學童教育問題,是過早要(迫)子女學習不是他們成長年紀要學的東西。小肌肉還未發育好就要他們學寫字,還要學寫很多筆畫的字。還未行得穩就要他們跑,剛會跑就要他們跳欄。總之,只有一個目的,就是子女不能輸在起跑線。問題是,是誰定這些起跑線?有多少人是贏在起跑線,卻輸在終點線呢?

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A Worm-frightened Boy

by Dan Dan
English translation by Sylvia Lee

On a trail path not too far from the Sudbury campus, a chubby little grub was burrowing. A young boy who was picking up BB bullets saw it and screamed, “I’m terrified!”

While still looking at the cuteness of this wriggly grub as I have always been fascinated by nature, I replied,
“I actually find it quite interesting, but let’s move on if you are scared!”

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怕蟲的小男孩


文:Dan Dan

瑟谷有條山路,有一隻肥嘟嘟的蟲鑽了一個洞。正在撿BB彈的小男孩看到了。「我好驚呀!」,他大聲喊出來。「我覺得很有趣呀,但你若害怕那我們離開吧!」對生物一直很有興趣的我還在專心看蟲子扭屁股的樣子。

兩個小時後,我們想去山後探險,距離有蟲的路十幾米開外的時候,小男孩緊張地說:「我好驚條蟲呀,你可以抱我嗎?」

那個瞬間我有些驚訝,已經過去很久了,原來小蟲仍深深印在他心中呀。
「不過我們可以繞路過去,不需要走到那邊呀!」
「但我還是很害怕呀!」
「好呀,那我抱你吧!」

於是我抱起小男孩,走到遠遠的地方將他放下。

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