Saturday, August 11, 2012

Filled With Hope

I have shared the growing numbers of kids participating in Dot Day. Please know that the numbers really don't tell the whole story for me. It's not about the numbers, it's about the shift in schools....even if it is only for one day or one week. To think of kids totally immersed in creative expression makes me deeply happy. It is a thing filled with hope. This project, for me, is also about brave teachers willing to lay the curriculum aside for one hour/day/week and embrace creativity. There is great pressure on teachers with high stakes state tests, so any time spent away from that is a risk.

At this second, there are 65,653+ kids expected to participate, that's more than 65,000 chances for kids to be artists and dreamers. If the number doesn't grow any more, and I am sure it will, it will be enough. Sorry if you have grown tired of my constant sharing....but it's who I am and it's important to me.

Life is good...I appreciate all my fellow dreamers who have Facebooked, tweeted, emailed, and talked about this project. They deserve all the credit for making this happen. Creativity rocks!


murcha said...

I love the idea of International Dot Day. It is such a simple idea, something everyone can achieve and one that is engaging. My prep/one class were fully engaged for 30 mins creating their dots. There was not a sound in the room as they let their creative powers come to the fore. Are you involved in any of the global projects?

TJ Shay said...

Thank you! I loved your blog post about Dot Day!!

The only global project I am doing right now is Dot Day. I am open to the idea of more though!