Joey’s choice to post Benjamin’s Carson brilliant speech (see this post) reminded me of how much I love a good speech. It’s like a good song. Here’s one of my favorites — an equally brilliant speech by Ken Robinson, who asks, at TED conference, “Do schools kill creativity?” His answer is “We are educated out of creativity.” This one will make you laugh & wonder just like Dr. Carson’s speech does. So as we did yesterday, we urge you to watch it to the end — and we urge every parent, student, teacher and most especially the School Committee, Jason Grow & Peter Dolan to watch. If you really think you don’t have 20 minutes, at least catch his story about world renowned coreographer Gillain Lynne (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, etc.). It starts at 15:15
After you watch the video, take Sir Ken’s advice and let your kids enjoy some of Cape Ann’s most creative people tonight. Lots of excellent choices with many of our favorites — all starting early enough to take the kids. See the complete live music schedule here.
Gloucester Community Arts Charter School - Saturday School/Open House
Students and parents interested in GCA are welcome to come to the Saturday School/Open House 8 am- 12 pm next Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Students now attending GCA will be attending their choice of classes based on the theme of “Community Service.” The day will start with Morning Meeting and a discussion of types of global and local community service. Classes will include:
- a Dance-athon with proceeds going to a worthy cause
- writing letters to servicemen and women to be sent with baskets of appreciation
- designing and decorating clothing to be donated to those in need
The Student Leadership Team will run a project to provide aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Parents are invited to attend the next in our series of special workshops, focusing this time on how to support their children in learning math. During the first workshop, parents participated in a very compelling and helpful workshop on bullying.
It’s helpful, but not necessary, to let us know if you plan to attend, but you are always welcome. We hope to see you on Saturday November 17.
For more information – send an email or call / 978-283–0832