Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The ideal school?

The most efficient path to achieve discovery is through inquiry. Here I go…

Is there a school or learning community that is set up to meet the demands of Jesus’ calling? In Matthew 5:13-16, we are called to be salt and light. Can we provide a school that allows our children to explore their relationship with God in the continuous discovery of whom He has made them to be and also experience authentic opportunities to be a light bearer? Can we bring kids up in the way God has planned and at the same time allow God to orchestrate his purpose in each individual.

Currently, we have the public school system in great need of salt and light. In separate confines we have some private Christian schools where the "salt" is being taught to bring out the best in the world around them and the spark and kindle are provided to fuel the "light". BUT, are these lights displaying their greatest capacity in the darkness?

I envision a learning community who encourages each individual in their own journey, while students embrace their God-given uniqueness through authentic interactions with the world around them.
Here we will have the Curiosity to Inquire, Determination to Discover, and an Eagerness to Apply!

It’s been said, “What gets measured, gets done.” Our public schools are putting limits on what we can do through their standardized assessments. Our form of measurement must allow for the whole child to shine, not just in how they can communicate one limited type of intelligence with pencil and paper. Might our students' development and growth be limitless!