Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Question of the Day: Accepting Change

And the question of the day is:

Do you teach your students how to accept change?

All 'hows', 'whys', and 'what-fors' graciously appreciated. Would love to hear how this applies to different subjects and different ages. Share your thoughts.


  1. I teach art so change is a huge part of the process of art making. I think students learn how to change and be open to change because so often they have to choose a different direction with their projects. Often something they were doing won't work or they may have something that occurs...unexpectedly that changes their interpretation of the assignment. I try to train students to be open to these "happy accidents". We do a lot of research before we ever start drawing and forming a concept for our art projects. This also teaches students to be open to change. An artist they discover or a direction they see through their research may completely impact their decisions. We do open ended writing exercises (brain dump) where they write down everything that comes to mind and then go back and analyze the list for common threads or even language or phrases that jump out and paint a picture in their minds. All of this promotes openness, which is a huge part of learning to change. When projects don't work, a new solution must be found: Change through failure is a valuable part of education. It is ok to fail since it will bring growth and new solutions.

  2. So dedicated to teaching paperless... I have taken a sabatical from teaching and founded www.Lindo4Kids.com

  3. I think that change and education are synonymous. We must strive to find new and meaningful methods to connect and build on our thoughts and ideas. All of these steps are built on change.


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