The first is this, that human beings are naturally different and diverse.
The second principle that drives human life flourishing is curiosity. If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance, very often. Children are natural learners. It’s a real achievement to put that particular ability out, or to stifle it.The role of a teacher is to facilitate learning.
And the third is the real role of leadership in education — and I think it’s true at the national level, the state level, at the school level — is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility. And if you do that, people will rise to it and achieve things that you completely did not anticipate and couldn’t have expected.
So I think we have to embrace a different metaphor.
Metafora appunto, insegnare per metafore, apprendere per metafore, progettare per metafore. Mi sembra davvero indispensabile.