I was held back in 3rd grade because Miss Meyer thought I was educationally immature for my age. She was right but at the time I was full of shame. It took me until at least my thirties to tell anyone about it. If she hadn’t kept me back, I may never have finished high school.
6 thoughts on “85/365 Thank-you Barbara Meyer”
Hard to envision you as educationally immature–partly because I’m not sure what that means. Did you start school younger than most?
I was just 5 when I started kindergarten. I was above average in reading but behind in everything else. I think I was just a late bloomer.
The important thing is that you did, indeed, bloom. That’s way better than being an early bloomer, then withering on the vine.
Funny, I have never considered early bloomers.
One of my favourite Ted Talks is by Sir Ken Robinson, in which he opines about the education system insisting on training children in groups based on their production date. I’m sure I’m misquoting him terribly, but it was along those lines.
An excellent point!