Commited to Inspiring Students

This summer I had an opportunity to visit Fable Vision Studio on the Top Floor of the Boston Children’s Museum.   As person, father, grandfather and an educator I was stimulated!

FableVision’s mission statement states: “We are big believers that a well-educated student is not complete without less “test-able” skills such as creativity, communication, self-expression, problem solving, and cultural understanding.  We also need students with self-determination and a desire to learn.

These foundation skills are the building blocks upon which a lifetime of learning can be built.  While the details of educational goals and outcomes vary from state to state and country to country, we all share these fundamental goals.

FableVision’s mission is to help educators inspire their students to develop and strengthen these fundamental skills.  We will continue on our “200-year mission” to develop, discover, and share creative tools for educators and students to help all learners reach their true potential through meaningful challenges and authentic learning.”

Wow!  Let’s think about these concepts: creativity, communication, self-expression, problem solving, cultural understanding, self-determination, desire to learn and a life time of learning!

As school leaders, might we all want to lead schools that – at their core and in their daily practices – embody these life skills?  Might our students benefit from a commitment to keeping the creative spirit alive?

Here is a FableVision video that may provoke some thought.  Enjoy!