Monday, October 07, 2013

The Secret Ingredient...Emotional Drive

No one can predict how far an individual child may go in a dynamic school system when an understanding teacher, using all the resources of the community, awakens his/her imagination and interest and thus releases his/her emotional drive. Clara Belle Baker

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Rhizomatic Learning Communities Enhance Independent Thinking and Ignite Passions

When learning experience unleashes the emotional drive of learners, one of the ultimate goals of education will have been met. 

Fifth Graders develop literacy skills and write about recent experiences without prompting from teacher.
Students utilize trans-disciplinary skill sets to tell stories of emotional impact.
The choice based art room is the perfect place for time sensitive events and ideas to be expressed.
One cannot disconnect the emotive from the cognitive. When psycho-emotional realms are connected during educational experience, learning is optimized.