one of my former students
who i now work with after school
created this travel brochure
complete with her plan for ‘how to get there’
using an innovative method i hadn’t considered
but it makes perfect sense from her perspective.
“we learn by taking action and seeing whether it works or not.”
the kinders begin the process of digging out their cars
and clearing the road after the storm.
“it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
-lucius annaeus seneca
for those who wondered
right along with me
how i would solve
when the symmetrical framing
quite possibly built upside down
on a table too small to turn the puzzle
turn the table or tear down the walls or the house
of the additional challenge
and just built it upside down.
“creating something is all about problem-solving.”
-philip seymour hoffman
after much trial and error and an ‘aha’ moment,
the kinders figured out what magnets do and found a place to put them.
“a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”
lots of cups and lots of ideas
“building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
we should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.”
team problem solving
4 grandies and 1 wagon
lots of sizes
lots of weight
lots of ages
lots of ideas
lots of feelings
1 bent axle
1 road at the end
how to get it back up the driveway
who wants to pull
who wants to push
who wants to ride
who wants to walk
how can we do it so no one cries?
“if you want to go quickly, go alone.
if you want to go far, go together.”