"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Living by the Rules

"What....rules are you unnecessarily living by?"

This intriguing question is posed by "Kim and Jason", creators/hosts of the blog "Kim and Jason escape adulthood: adultitis ends here".

Now, before you start even the faintest of thoughts that this blog is about living life as a responsibility-free person---it's not.  It's just a funny compendium of posts which question some of the things we do as adults, solely because we're "supposed to"....things which can get in the way of living life with gusto and enthusiasm.

I particularly liked the post "Rule #6: Thou Shall Not Eat Dessert First". (It's here.)

What does this have to do with education?  ----Everything.  Education for life: asking questions about the way we live, about why we do what we do, about how we can do it better.

Not just in the classroom, but everywhere.

From the blog:  "  ....   "Adultitis"   can trick you into missing out on the best parts of life and cause you to take yourself WAY too seriously. We believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest, and that your life should be bursting with big dreams, oodles of passion, and an enthusiastic playfulness. We believe in curiosity, delighting in the little things, and a faith that knows things always work out for the best. We believe that a life that embraces a childlike spirit is a life that is less stressful and way more fun."  
(from  http://kimandjason.com/blog/about-kim-jason)
This was just the tonic I needed in this pre-Halloween week at an elementary school....perhaps it will be of interest to you, dear reader, as well.

Happy reading.

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