A Place to Become
Education for becoming is education for all children. It is not merely preparation for high school, college, or beyond. It is not merely education for employment. It is not merely education for a democracy. Education for becoming is so much more because it is an education to realize one’s potential and place in the world no matter how the world changes, no matter what obstacles arise, no matter the circumstances the future holds. It is education to live nobly among others and help create a society that provides a way and a place to become for all its members.
Where “education for becoming” occurs, we do not see much difference in outward appearance from traditional educational settings. Instruction in mathematics, science, literature, writing, history, and geography remains. In today’s high tech world, we might also see curriculum for technology, coding, and design thinking.
But at a school where becoming is preeminent, there is a hidden curriculum, a curriculum whose goal is to equip and energize children to become, to live the becoming life.