My head is always spinning with excitement when I encounter or learn something new. The pattern is predictable; ‘soak up what I see and hear’, and then ‘how can I teach this to children?’. I am constantly on a quest to learn. When that happens it’s a trigger, a shot of adrenaline. Well, it’s actually more than that; it’s the foundation for how I teach young children. If I’mexcited, they will be too. The simplicity of that statement is powerful.
Over the past month I have visited three museums that were founded by philanthropists of the twentieth century; the Shelburne Museum in western Vermont, the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia, and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. The visits were not planned, but the common denominator shouted loud and clear: Giving!
When I visit a museum I’m always excited and can often bring something to the classroom to inspire art…
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