As we are actively trying to deschool around here I find being intentional to be very important.
Sometimes I really struggle to let go of that control. And to see the learning that is taking place behind the scenes.
I have to be intentional when I am watching them.
I have to remind myself frequently of Virtues that are being learned or sometimes vices.
That video game or app but they are playing on all the time…
Are they reading? Are they working through problems? Are they working together or with one another even with other folks out there in internet space?
It can be so easy to see them with their faces buried in those screens and just decide that they aren’t learning anything at all so I have to be intentional about seeing beyond what I see.
And this downtime where we are all able to just rest and recover and find ourselves once again, it is such a good thing. I remind myself of this anytime I start itching to bring out those books and textbooks.
And when my strength fails me and I am ready to shout I watch this and remembered it Shake It Off and smile.