When I visited my grandmother and her best friends when I was a child, they delighted in taking me out to eat in Ottawa, Kansas. Her friends were also retired teachers and before they sat down they’d scan the restaurant, nod or wave. And every time, someone came to the table (server, cook, fellow diners) to connect how with one or all of them with the recognition that they’d been their teacher, or taught their children or even grandchildren. Imagine teaching a whole town to read!
I’ve been thinking about scale.
Once upon a time, Art Yowza was just my dream. Now, I am reimagining it as a place where creative kids can develop social entrepreneurial skills to use their creativity for world good.
I researched the Powers of Ten and found this video by Charles and Ray Eames about the exponential powers. It starts with a close-up shot of a man sleeping near the lakeside in Chicago, zooms out to Outer Space and then back down to the size of an atom within the man’s hand.
Note to teacher self:
What could happen if each on of my campers became magical mentors and taught 10 of their peers?