It was the evening of day four in a five-day Adventure Basics workshop. I was discussing the week with an assistant vice principle who was a participant in the workshop and brand new to the world of adventure education.
We were discussing a moment on the first day when I had to approach him about following the safety guidelines on a low challenge course element. Thinking of the way I talked to him, he asked me a question I had never been asked before, "You know, I'm curious, is your teaching approach different with children than with adults?" I began to say, "of course," but realized I had to stop and think about his question; I realized the answer wasn't so easy to discern. Am I different with adults than with children? Are you?