Julia reports on a student reaction to Claymation:
“One of the students working with Invisibles and claymation is giddy because she gets to be crafty for the first time in a really long time. She’s applying for art school and has to do serious artwork for her portfolio. She asked to be kidnapped today so she could keep working on it.
“The main brainchild for this project has had such severe anxiety in the past, because of confusion about sexuality, that her parents sent her to a wilderness camp for three months. She’s SO happy. She says I can’t believe this is class! She’s gushing about it. Her mom came just now to say she cried when she received word at how invested her daughter has become.
“All this to say, as you say in the Natural Approach to Stories book, our role as educators is to foster children, to help them feel safe and find their passions.”