Thursday, June 25, 2009

More on the Journey

Our students and children are on a journey and we are their teachers, their guides. It is our job to expose them to all that life has to offer.

So here is my ramble...

There was once a time when people gathered around a piano and sang and they weren't afraid to sing, weren't intimidated by song. This is something of the past. Our society has moved on from this. (Unfortunate?? That opinion is up to you) But regardless, in this day and age, it is even more important for all of us, myself included to remember that as life passes us by, we need to remember what is at our fiber. The arts do help us to do this, help us to pause and remember what is beautiful. Sometimes, I look at a bee doing his work in a flower in awe (like the other day) or listen to the layers of a piece of pop music and wonder about how they all melt together so well.

What a shame it is for those who cannot spare the moment to appreciate the world around them. Or even worse, for those who don't even realize there is something there for them to appreciate.

I guess that is one reason why I am so passionate about building a generation that, even with Twitter's briefness and life's to do lists, we can still stop every once in a while and enjoy our journey...the process...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thought for the Day

Here is my thought...

As teachers, we must create a journey for students to find the joy in the arts, for them to want to know more. To dance, move, reflect, create and personalize what it is that makes them tick.