This is true for all of us. Uncertainty requires vision, and not just “looking,” but real vision. Uncertainty forces us to depend on our very human observation skills – “what’s different?” “is it an OK difference or a dangerous difference?” “should I explore further?” – which get our brains spinning.
And if this – if getting a child’s brain into investigative mode – makes him 6 minutes late for something, unless it is emergency heart surgery, well, that’s no cost at all.
So rethink your school’s, your classes,’ “morning routines.” Or all your routines. Routines numb the brain. They allow our students to move through the day as if blindfolded.
That can’t be what education should be about, can it?