a sense of place

in case you missed this….


What I do know about people and particularly about people who are developing toward adulthood, is that a sense of place is an essential foundational block that allows and supports courage to find out new things. It takes bravery to brainstorm and problem solve, particularly in social groups like school.

It takes practice, repetition and courage to swing out on the monkey bars or among the branches of a tree-or to stand on that skateboard for the first time. You can’t ride a bike without a sense of place.

A sense of place means–where is my body in space and how do I find it again to do the next move..?
A sense of place means…who can I turn to when I am confused, sad, frightened..etc.?
A sense of place means where can I go to count on myself to sort things through?

Especially for the very young (3-8 years)…

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About cthebean

Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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