It isn’t easy in these days of SOLs to stimulate the creative energies of school children. But it does happen. This essay, broadcast at WVTF in April 2010, describes three opportunities the author had in 2009 to see school kids encouraged and supported by their teachers to operate outside rote learning mode and for reasons other than to pass standardized tests.
This is an audio essay from my home state of Virginia, and a reminder that at times, it takes creativity to grow creativity.
Go listen to it here.