For a long time, I have been meaning to update the site with all of the fabulous things that are happening at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry. I have been so embroiled in creating and inventing that I have barely had a moment to organize it into a blog post or two. Good problem to have!
For starters, here is a fabulous 3 minute speech about how one of our learners has found happiness at our school:
I have worked with this guy for 2 years, nearly every week, developing, practicing and rehearsing his public speaking skills. He graduates this year and has many university choices. I am definitely going to miss him.
Next year, I am proposing having a small space for alumni to come back and work with us. Kind of like a mini-incubator. We give them space for their ideas to grow, and they in turn help the younger learners progress. I have some kids with some strong skills that are all graduating this year. I would like to be able to continue our creative processes that we have worked so hard on for the past 2 years.
Last week, I produced the school’s first ever theater show dubbed, “PSII’s Big Little Show”. The learners did fabulous.
Here are the girls singing Riptide acapella:
This is an excellent example of emergent curriculum which is a very important concept at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry. I had no idea or plans that the girls were going to do this. It just happened throughout the rehearsal process. It is necessary to give people freedom to create instead of locking it down in a rigid curriculum that allows for no lateral movement.
And last but not least, here is an original poem that is edgy and brilliant: