"Silent Movies"

I was fortunate enough to have another moment today similar to watching our school's ballroom dancing competition. During my lunch, I sat in on a friend's class to watch a special arts integration program going on. The kids (2nd graders) were putting on their own "silent movies" on the theme of integration. The way these kids interacted with one another and were engaged in the task was an awesome reminder of what truly creative teaching can look like. While it's true "test sophistication," standardized curricula and a slew of workbooks by Kaplan, Princeton Review, et al are taking over classrooms, I'm also happy to say that imagination is not yet extinct. I hope to take some of the excitement I saw in my friends' students, and share it with my own.


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