Thursday, September 07, 2006

My School

It's the first day of school.My two kids are off, and the house is quiet. I'm chomping at the bit to explore, sift through some thoughts and dreams I have, and contemplate where I'm at. I'm full of thoughts and ideas.

I love Barbara Sher's interpretation of the gifted, multi-faceted learner she calls a Scanner. She looks at this type of person as someone who soaks up all the wonderful things the world has to offer. I understand completely when she says in her book Refuse to Choose, "I just loved learning and wanted to keep on doing it."

1 Peter 1:13 begins with "prepare your minds for action..." I'm preparing, alright.

I'm fueled up, ready to explore and expand my borders. Barbara concludes her intro with this:

"I can't wait to see what you will do with that lovely brain of yours once the gates are thrown open and you're finally free to stretch out to your full speed and explore this big world that you love so much."

Stretching out, gates thrown open, full speed- I like all those words. I feel like I'm off to the first day of school- but this is a new kind of school. This kind of school you get to learn, take chances, make mistakes (anybody remember Miss Frizzle?!)and explore to your heart's content.

This is My school- I'm the Principal, I'm the only student, and I'm even the teacher. My style of teaching is to say, when I'm asked a question (from myself)-

"I'm not sure of the answer, but boy are we going to have fun finding it out!"

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