I hope that you find yourself at home here. My wish is to offer you a hot cup of tea and a comfortable place to rest. If it were up to me, we’d be sitting on big comfy couches, chatting about the most interesting morsels of your current inquiry in life – be that about your heart, mind or teaching practice. I would offer you cream and honey. You would tell me what’s working, and what you’re up against. We would sort it out, and you would leave feeling glad to have visited for the afternoon.
At first it wasn’t clear to me what the problem was; I just knew that it was all horribly wrong. My work in the field of education started entirely accidentally, but once I got going it was very clear to me that there was something essentially broken and out-of-place in the ways in which adults were doing school to children. My discomfort led me to ask a number of questions: What are we doing and why are we doing it in this way? How did we get here? Where are we going? How could things be different?