Kiki, why not teach all children to learn from this place of curiosity. Why not?
Kids are all creative geniuses until they feel the guilt and shame of how they don’t measure up. What is in it for them to try if there is a constant focus on their deficits. They end up learning to avoid punishment?????
Like you say, we need to change the mindset of those teaching math.
Why not change the mindset for everyone?
All kids are creative geniuses. Consider encouraging that as mindset to support their growth.
Teach them how their learning impacts their life and the life of those around them in a creative way.
Thanks for sharing. Your mom did a GREAT job!