"Not being alone-community helping out."
"Imagination - we lost the ability to imagine sometimes during all of the darkness of the pandemic ...but it can bring us through the woods..."
"We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.”
“I love all of this! We have the students bring in an artifact from home that teaches something about them in order to learn what artifacts are. These could be their objects that they explore further through art…"
“I love all of it! I enjoy the interdisciplinary nature of language classes. I struggle with art and it’s always good for students to see the teacher out of their comfort zone. It’s always great to be spectacularly bad at something :-D. I’m thinking of using this with Neruda’s odes, and pairing art with the stories in the AP Lit curriculum. It’s a way for students to create their own connection to stories that are hard for them to access.”
“I am reminded by how meditative drawing is. It is such a great activity to do to promote some stillness and mindfulness. I like the idea of doing the tracing or shadows because students at the age I work with (5th grade) can get hung up when their drawings are perfectly representational.”
“Especially after this year. We need to teach kids how to be present in a classroom again.”
“The first exercise was just so much FUN, I think it will work with my students, getting them relaxed, and laughing…”
“The exercises could have MANY iterations, they are so flexible!”