Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What If?


What if there was a school for girls? What if that school was created by parents of girls who thought girls ought to be taught according to the way their brains work? What if these parents found someone who knew the neuroscience and how to apply it to help girls learn, grow, blossom, and be joyful about their lives and the possibilities within?


What if Bubba and I took the girls to visit that school one weekend and we sat in a room with families of all stripes - heterosexual, homosexual, black, white, yellow, rich, poor, disabled - listening to a passionate panel of teachers, headmasters, parents and students talk about how much they loved this school? What if the walls were plastered with a riot of color and texture; a result of the artwork these girls were producing? What if the girls were taken off to another room to build and explore with other girls their age and they produced something so cool that we just had to come see? What if none of us wanted to leave when it was over?


What if this special, magical place is 30 minutes' drive from my house (in good traffic)? How much do I care? How far will I bend to help Eve find a place like this that will nurture her brain and her soul? I'm thinking you ought to start calling me Gumby...

4 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

It sounds like exactly what school should be for everyone. You've made me want to be a student there. So glad you've found this and looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Worth every frustrating moment in traffic. Maybe you'll discipline yourself to take your laptop somewhere and write all day while she's at school, avoiding one of the round trips? At least a couple times a week? Hint? Hint?

Scott from Oregon said...

except for the driving, that would be way cool...

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