Teacher Tom: If it’s Belittling to Do This to Adults, Isn’t it Also Belittling to Children?
Over the years, I watched hundreds of children play with it for the first time. They would mess with it for a few minutes, quickly figuring out that they could spin it, then take it from there, employing it in an endless variety of ways. In nearly two decades of playing with the hamster wheel, not a single child, ever, asked "What is this thing?" On occasion, however, a well-intended adult would take it upon themselves to provide this information. "You know what that is?" they would ask, "It's a hamster wheel," and then proceed to go into detail CONTINUE READING: Teacher Tom: If it's Belittling to Do This to Adults, Isn't it Also Belittling to Children?