Karen, this is heroic leadership! This is vulnerability in the face of uncertainty. If this were modeled in the teaching force there would be a different society!
The blame game would have to end. Thank you for sharing these insights.
“My take away from this was not how I should punish him for unexpected behavior. It was how I needed to explain to him how to tell when class is over when we were outside. I am the one who needed to modify my behavior, not the student”.
This isn’t difficult to see the opportunity for growth it what it means to be a human being. The education system will see this as a threat to their power as experts. It is vulnerability which is essential to creativity and innovation. It is valuing and growing your leadership (not in academics but in being human) and mirroring the worth the child has to be a contribution in the world!