Claymation – 5

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.”

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3 thoughts on “Claymation – 5”

  1. Ben this is truly beautiful news. It’s what we hoped for the whole time writing. Elena asked me to tell her the story of writing that book. This is the afterword to the story. The beginning of volume two. Where we unleash these two volumes on the world. Sounds fun.

  2. Yeah! Love this post! It’s a pick me up during this cold front we’re getting here in the valley. With these impacts, we hold close to our hearts especially during those low times. I remember my spunky French 2 students who came up with the zaniest stories of marshmallows dancing with narwals.and blue hair Giants under the sea hanging at a party with all our OWIs partying until the WiFi went out.

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