One of my favorite times of the whole year is April. Not only is this the start of spring when new life emerges, flowers begin to blossom in the most unexpected places, and just the air itself seems sweeter, but it is also National Poetry Month.
Mr. Heidt recently lent us his book How To Be An Explorer of The World by Keri Smith. On one of the first pages of the book, there is a quote by T.S. Eliot from his poem “The Four Quartets”:
This stanza seemed to sum up our project nicely. Sometimes I’ve been frustrated at the seemingly slow progress of our explorations through this project, but I know that sometimes, that can be unavoidable. The important thing is that we do what innovative learners do and practice continually trying. Even if we explore with small steps, this will eventually lead to innovation and discovery.
As we cull and organize the information and experiences we’ve gathered and move onto the ideation phase of our project, we will hopefully arrive where we started, but understand that place more thoroughly and deeply, seeing that place for the first time, holding in our hands a new innovation from the journey.