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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Inspiring the Treasure.
 A new idea. Creativity. Imagination. Wonderment.
 Deliberation. Contemplation. Boldness.
 Leap of faith. Vulnerability.
 An original thought.
Problem solving.
Confidence.
Time to believe.
Time to try.
A dream.
This absolutely must be the workbench available to each and every student, for within each amazing student mind are dreams and the hopeful promising ideas for making the dreams come true. Unique, original, hopeful, promising ideas that no one else on the planet has ever imagined. How dare we not listen. How dare we not hear.  Standardized lockstep with its metrics-driven timing and content constraints will crush the spirit of wonder which requires thought meandering time and gentle, continual encouragement towards individual and collaborative inquiry. Where does an idea really start?
Where does an idea start? How does an idea grow?
Deep in the mind of a day-dreaming kind, ohhh.
What is the promise of yes? What is the wonder of go?
Time to get started all doubt is discarded, ohhh.
Sing a new song. Write a new story. Make something no one’s ever seen.
Build an invention. Design an experiment. Create something that has never been.
Where does an idea start? How does an idea  grow?
Deep in the mind of a day-dreaming kind, ohhh.
What is the promise of yes? What is the wonder of go?
Time to get started all doubt is discarded, ohhh.
 (lyrics and music by Darcy Hill, sung by students on the youtube clip)
On this topic, please enjoy the musings of giants as shared by elementary students on the youtube clip posted on today’s blog.     http://youtu.be/iv0DXrtOwp8