Thursday, April 22, 2021


Serendipitous is a long word, but useful as it suggests flexibility and direct response to changing circumstances. It may be irksome to some teachers to have interruptions as they are trying to deliver lessons. Some teachers, on the other hand, welcome intrusions from real life... life that we know is real because real life is in flux and subject to change and offers the opportunity for discovery based learning. 

The other day I had a great big cardboard box and at my wife's suggestion, I delivered it to the lower elementary school classroom, where the teacher, Rigdon, noticing what a big beautiful box I was delivering, welcomed a 180 degree shift in plans for the day, and the next day as well. It is currently being painted to become whatever the children can imagine. 

Make, fix and create. Assist others in learning likewise.

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