The spark of understanding

In my recent post on “Context Collapse,” I said,

That’s what teachers live for — the look in the eye of a student which conveys that something has been understood.

As I was picking through books to take with me to this weekend’s conference with the National Writing Project’s team that is collaborating with the Maker Faire and Make Magazine, I came across this piece I wrote for a Writing Project exercise of some kind in about 1998:

Handwritten statement: Passion-to see the spark of understanding light up the eyes of a child; to nurture the ganas that brings children to express themselves clearly and directly

Fred's Passion


Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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