Recognizing the natural curiosity in every child leads adults to exciting exploration too. Why can I say this so confidently? Because I’ve seen it in every school and family dynamic I’ve been fortunate enough to experience.
Holidays or snow days can be a time for travel or a time for transformation right in your own backyard. In this Common Sense Article, the wise suggestions for how raise a life-long learner are inspiring for every time of year. Opportunities begin with you, so this simple directive to “start early and inspire often” unleashes curiosity. Here’s a glimpse into my family’s story as a way of illustrating this point.
My husband and I have three sons – each as individual as the next. When our eldest spent every moment of his early years on his hands and knees outside observing insects in the woods, we committed the whole family to beekeeping over a decade ago. His curiosity spread to others (including me), and now Moravian students enjoy hives on our Upper School campus too.
Our middle son found fascination in wood and building. Was it the fourth grade research paper that inspired our trip to Muir Woods in California or the fallen cedars on our property that fed his passion to eventually build a full-sized log cabin for his Comenius Project? Saying “yes” to his curiosities at home and at school led to great things, including a college essay!
Moravian Academy Upper School currently inspires our youngest. A lifer, his teachers guide, coaches coach, and peers inspire. Sports, arts, academics and free-time alike fall under an umbrella of opportunity for growth.
Moravian promises to keep that inspiration primed. Teachers have every intention in this final trimester to inspire, teach and watch the wonder.