Animal School

Written by on June 20, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I just watched the video “Animal School” at www.raisingsmallsouls.com Click on the purple rectangle graphic.

This deeply moved me…made me cry, because I thought of all the children who suffer because they don’t fit into a prescribed learning style. I thought of my daughter who, I have come to realize is very much a visual spatial learner.

She deserves the best. She deserves the opportunity to learn in the way that is right for her, to have the time and space to strengthen her weaknesses, not to be punished or stigmatized for them. She has the right to develop her strengths and to use them. She deserves the consistency and support she needs to reach her goals and to experience those wonderful feelings that come with success and a job well done.

And she deserves to be accepted and cherished for who she is.

This is such a wonderful video. I would recommend not only every parent, every teacher, every person who cares about children to watch it, but every person who has been made to feel stupid or inadequate because of not doing well in school. And I would hope that we, as a society, would stop this insidious form of child abuse under the guise of education.

Without a doubt, standards need to be set and goals reached, but how we get there and when we get there varies from person to person. We are not cookie cutter people. We should not think cookie cutter education would work. It does not. It’s illogical to keep insisting it should.

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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .

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