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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sankalpa Day 12

Ibex.  Foto Credit:  #1 Son

Husbandman came home early from his trip.  This is good news indeed.

My former school is going through a hard time right now.  Big restructuring changes.  Front page news. Discussions around the issues on the facebook, email, texts.  I am inspired by the way people are making their voices heard. I need to beef up my confidence level that these peeps are making a difference.  Somewhere along the way,  I've become kind of a "There's probably no hope" kind of gal.  Whats up with that?  That's why confidence is a good sankalpa for me.  And creativity as well.  I wish schools could be judged on their creativity and not on their test scores.  What if schools got extra $ and HIGH GRADES for having the most interesting inquiry projects, art events and avant-garde performances?  Everyone would be scrambling to hop aboard the creativity train.  

3 comments:

Mary Moeller said...

I'm sorry to hear this about your former school. It sounds like a great place to teach and learn.

KC said...

We just assessed our kids on creativity. It was a standardized test called The Mission Skills Assessment. Here's the link: http://indexgroups.org/msa/

I'm excited to see what happens with our results and to learn more about how to teach creativity.

Anonymous said...

I love this quote.
jw