Day 42 (of 184) power of passion
My son had a great day at school. That’s not the norm. With General Anxiety Disorder, it can be very difficult for him to be in a classroom with 25+ other students for a long period of time. He often needs breaks. He usually struggles to complete his work. He does not like to be at the center of attention of the class (like when he re-enters the classroom after going for a bit of a walk).
But today his teacher said it was a great day. My mind went to: Halloween = costumes + movies + games and not a ‘real day’.
But. Sometimes a very powerful word.
But there were some normal moments. Sort of. Eric had the opportunity to talk about HeroClix – a neat figurine based game where you play as DC and/or Marvel superheroes and villains. We got to hear (and his school got to see) how full engagement + strong meaningfulness + perceived relevance can lead to amazing learning and sharing of knowledge.
I prefer to call it following a passion. And recognizing that it isn’t always following ‘a’ passion. There can be overlap, variety and more than one ‘best passion’.
I always love it when students get the opportunity to shine. Even more when they get to share a passion and re learning community is able to see what can happen when the learning goes well beyond traditional expectations.