We can decide what we teach but we cannot decide what children will learn. Only the children themselves will decide what to learn. These three manuscripts whilst each being an individual study, are linked in their endeavour to assist children with challenges and diverse learning styles. ‘Seeing what is’ examines three topics , looking through the lenses of Steiner pedagogy comparing findings with current research, historical knowledge, current practises, and close observation of today’s children . How do children learn? What influences their learning? How, can we assess children’s learning ? And how do we decide what is important for children to learn.