I witnessed my daughter at age 3 years, she played one note on the piano; she heard it with her whole being and she has been playing music ever since. She has just finished recording her first CD.
A student who learns with their whole being, who learns as an individual impacting the world (their own or the community’s), who takes ownership of the experience and can carry it forward into the rest of their life…that is powerful. Once in a while I feel that or witness it in a student as their deep ‘aha’ moment changes them forever. As teachers we try to make those experiences be the positive impact we are hoping to bring to the future.