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: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .

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