A Letter to My Students
I have prepared a safe space for you; one where your ideas and personal contributions are essential to thrust the class as a whole into purposeful discovery. My goal is to nourish your knowledge through immersive play and reflection with the intent to surround you with collisions of discovery through living inquiry. I will present to you new ways of seeing the things you see every day in hopes of providing tools for inquiry and inspiration for your own growth. I want you to take risks and ask questions. All of my activities and lessons are wrapped in care. I have carefully considered you in all the collective connections among you, your relationships, your surroundings, your art, your knowing and unknowing in an attempt to fuse them into a meaningful walk towards cherished possibilities. In the process, you are my teacher. You are giving me insight into who I am and who I need to be to impact your journey. I will work hard to see all of you and listen to your silence while giving you the space to be confident and vulnerable. I challenge myself to build a web of dreams and reflection that spark creative making that is full of your voice. In this class, I stand beside you, not in front and we work as a team to navigate the information as it beautifully unfolds before us. I request that you arrive hungry for something new and I promise to try my hardest to provide nourishment. I am not all knowing so let’s see how much we can learn. I can’t wait to connect with you!
Your Experiential Facilitator,