Today’s Word: capable

November 24, 2017     =========

☆  capable  才能のある


My two sons love mathematics. They are even taking Japanese Soroban lessons once a week ( I think I already told you that, right?) So, I was a little surprised last Monday when I spoke to my youngest son’s teacher about challenging him more, and she said that although he was capable and did well in mathematics, he wasn’t ready to be challenged more…

I wasn’t sure what to say! My mind said, “No way! He’s capable and needs to be doing harder stuff.” But then at the same time, my mind was also telling me, “The teacher knows best!” Ha ha! I was so confused! So for now, I’ve left the decision about whether he should study harder stuff or not, in the capable hands of his teacher.