A curriculum written before the teacher meets the student rarely produces a humane education. Even when curriculum is presented as "whole child," it usually needs to be adapted to be accessible to learners rather than designed to meet their specific needs. Humans are naturally curious, and it should be the job of educators to nurture their students along their unique and dynamic paths. A standardized curriculum may seem more equitable, but it's starving students of authentic and transformative learning experiences. Human development and education are messy.
"My motto as I live and learn is dig and be dug in return"—Langston Hughes
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