One of the fun parts of educating is helping children discover and notice, for lack of a better way of saying it, “life’s rich pageant.” I recall a professor of Shakespeare I had in college when I did not do well on the first exam and I went to her to learn how to do better. She pointed out that I was missing the “good stuff” when I read the plays. . ..the depth of character, the archetypal insight, the beauty of the language. So often the experience of schooling, because we (ironically) sacrifice the austerity aspects that actually foster BETTER education in some regards, detracts from the “good stuff.” Parents (and teachers who can sort the wheat and chaff of cumbersome educational systems (that I’m not condemning, but about which I am pointing out the drawbacks)), can help learners (ALL learners. . .because all learners are the wheat!!) discover the “good stuff”. . ..the nuance and subtlety available when we look. When we know how to look—-when we’ve been shown to look.
spring: to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or constrained position:to spring into the air; a tiger about to spring.
spring: to cause to fly back, move, or act, as by resiliency, elastic force, a spring, etc.:to spring a lock.
spring: a leap, jump, or bound.
spring: a sudden movement caused by the release of something elastic.
might as well be spring!