A Parent's View

b_200_0_16777215_00_images_blogimages_yes-exclamation-point.tumblr.com_.jpgI am not a candidate for home schooling. I love the idea of creating our own schedule and making the world our classroom. I love spring break and striking out on adventures. And I’m already counting down the school days until summer vacation begins (see earlier blog post!). But all it takes is one morning of trying to instruct my boys on how to fold an origami paper crane to remember how much I appreciate one who can actually teach (and maintain patience in the process).

The ability for a teacher to show students how to solve a geometry problem is magic to a math-phobe like me. But for a teacher to look at a student and wish to gain a deeper understanding of how they learn, for them to have a passion for igniting a love for learning and turn their phobia into an action, now that is worthy of the term awesome.

As Intellectual Virtues Academy continues to take shape, I continue to be awe-struck by the passionate people that are excited by the vision and want to be a part of it. Our students will be better for it, our community will be better for it, and our city will be better for it! Imagine what could happen with this band of students who are not just learning the formulas for geometry but who are learning intellectual virtues that will equip them to learn and live well! I can hardly wait…