Wednesday, November 06, 2013


The last few weeks were big at the Kelley household, my youngest officially learned to ride his bike. It's one of those milestones that squarely hits me as a teacher.  Motivation isn't a problem, (watching his older brother take off is enough.) I can tell him all about how to balance, steer and brake. But, there's nothing but for him to do it. 
And to fall. That's the hard part for me of course,  (by the way, the picture isn't of him falling over, but trying some 'tricks' he saw his cousin do.)

And MOST importantly for me to get out of the way. He's in charge and off he goes, making mistakes in as safe a manner as possible, much like school.  


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