Easy to say, so hard to do.
But yes, it is that simple – we are fire starters. The key is teaching others to also start their own fires, even more importantly, guard their own fires. It’s that simple – like those days of Australopithecus long ago.
You alluded to something important – compulsion. It has to come from within. It’s not that you know how to start a fire – it’s that you are cold enough, hungry enough to start that fire. But making things compulsory, being there, having to do, is no way to help kids get fired up.
My only wish is for teachers to be trained in special ed. All teachers. We got to start from the ground up ……