Leanne Hanson – Lived Lessons, the Ageless Classroom, and Subversive Saviours

By Chris Cluff

It’s amazing how many rabbit holes one man can encounter when he’s chasing squirrels! Join Chris Cluff as he finds, explores and pushes the boundaries in education.

I was sent home the first day                                                                                                                  with a note: Danny needs a ruler.                                                                                                            My father nodded, nothing seemed so apt.                                                                                            School is for rules, countries need rulers,                                                                                                graphs need graphing, the world is straight ahead.
It had metrics one side, inches the other.                                                                                                    You could see where it started                                                                                                                  and why it stopped, a foot along,                                                                                                                how it ruled the flighty pen,                                                                                                                  which petered out sideways when you dreamt.
I could have learned a lot,                                                                                                                  understood latitude, or the border with Canada,                                                                                            so stern compared to the South                                                                                                                  and its unruly river with two names.                                                                                                          But that first day, meandering home, I dropped it.
School by Daniel J. Langton
You can find Leanne Hanson on Twitter @LeanneHanson
Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on WordPress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
Song in episode: Fun First by Ketsa is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.