This is a great little post from ‘teach to educate’ about flexibility in thinking. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
A two-year old had been working on drawing circles, so his grandma decided to amp it up a bit. She said, “Can you put a nose on it?” And he did.
With a smudge on his nose, he lifted his head with pride and accomplishment!
So, this is a cute, cute story. It’s easy to appreciate this young child exploring the world and functioning without learned behaviors or expected outcomes. In the same mind that plays these thoughts, other hypocritical thoughts contradict these beliefs. Are we even aware? Do we see possibilities in the “wrong” answers from our students and consider it to be neat?
If I were the grandma, I would have followed this “answer” with…”Can you show me another way to add a nose?” This approach helps the child develop flexible thinking without destroying his own thinking mind or confidence. He added a nose. It just wasn’t the…
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