Who would have thought a #genkind24 kindness adventure would have turned into so much more?
I always know that good comes from doing good. In this case it’s good that has turned out to be great for my Adam. You see he’s a truly unique learner. So we try lots of different approaches to tap into his genius. Hanging with Devon Glover, John Sweeney and Gigi Blum Peterkin earlier this month enabled me to learn so much more about the creative teaching brilliance that is purely Devon.
Fast forward to now – and Devon and my Adam are working together across the miles – from NYC to Vancouver. This morning was a review of times tables, division and fractions on the way to outdoor school for the day. Adam began the call a little nervous and doubting himself. He ended the call confident and happy. Clearly feeling good about himself and what he and Devon had accomplished. I have no doubt Shakespeare will eventually fit in alongside the math adventures. (You see Devon Glover’s even greater talent is the work he does as The Sonnet Man.)
The Sonnet Man sets Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Hip Hop and features brilliant rap artist Devon Glover. Conceived and produced by Broadway Playwright Arje Shaw, The Sonnet Man brings Shakespeare to young audiences in a genre they know and love. Through Hip Hop, Shakespeare will become exciting and fun, introducing young people to classical literature, raising literacy, improved communication, greater enthusiasm for learning, increase creativity, raise confidence, and will set a foundation for appreciation of the arts.
I’m so delighted Adam’s learning program embraced this collaboration. And even more delighted to create a win-win. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
Good comes from good. And from having truly talented misfit friends who are intent on making a difference in the world – one person at a time.