A Gift of Wonder

A Gift of Wonder : A True Story Showing School As It Should Be

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Is education the filling of a bucket or is it the lighting of a fire?

Mainstream education is frequently characterised by high-stakes testing and anxiety and Kim Allsup feels that it sees the child as bucket to be filled up with knowledge. Conversely, she proposes that we should instead be trying to light a fire in children.

This book is, however, not a polemical treatise or academic argument. It's a story of a teacher's six-year journey with her class. But through the funny, poignant, relatable and finally life-affirming stories, this memoir gently shows the way to an educational approach that is worthy of childhood: one rooted in wonder.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.97mm | 358.34g
  • Lindisfarne Books
  • Great Barringron, United States
  • English
  • 1584209542
  • 9781584209546
  • 1,923,483

About Kim Allsup

Kim Allsup studied at Brown University and Antioch Unversity for her teacher training before becoming a Waldorf teacher on Cape Cod and at the Pine Hill Waldorf School for 22 years. She lives on Cape Cod where she advises teachers and pioneers the use of school sunhouses. Her blog on the art of helping children grow is at ChildrenGrowing.com.
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