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The Muddy Schoolhouse is the ever evolving schooling dream of Laurel Herbert. For her this means that this adventure of growing a school is a co-creation between us all. We as an eclectic community of talented people passionate about creating safe and collaborative educational spaces can come together to facilitate learning opportunities with children and adults alike. We live by the motto “What catches the eye inspires the hand” and strive to share our creative spirit with the community at large. With this at our core we believe that a good teacher – facilitator should be filled with:
*An inherent curiosity and sense of wonder
*A desire to share experiences and knowledge
*A passion for guiding children/people in their quest for knowledge
*A respect for the discoveries that every child/person makes no matter how small
It is our belief that curiosity is the starting point of learning. This intense eagerness for knowledge doesn’t need to be boxed in. Children are remarkably strong and competent beings and when given the chance can accomplish more than we know. When we respect the leadership potential of children amazing things can and do happen. Guiding a child to success at any given activity often depends on our own ability to be flexible. It is our job as teachers to be well prepared and be tuned into the children’s feelings and be ready to veer in the direction that the groups curiosity leads rather than adhere strictly to a prescribed lesson plan. Some activities are best if spontaneous. It is a good teachers job to provide the incentive to be curious by modeling and truly following our own paths and acting to create a reality from our ideas. When we share our discoveries and help to teach our children how to actively and creatively share their own discoveries we strengthen our community.