Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness.
Revisiting a Little Fall Scarecrow – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Sharpie ATC
I painted this for a fall challenge in 2010. It’s an itty bitty
ATC. I just thought it would be fun to post something fallish as we get
close to Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend!
Leo F. Buscaglia (1924 -1998)
Buscaglia was teaching in the Department of Special Education at the
University of Southern California in the late 1960s when one of his
students committed suicide. She had been one of the sets of “kind
eyeballs” he always looked for in the large auditorium, because her
responses showed him that at least one student was hearing what he said,
so the news that she killed herself had a great impact on him. ["What
are we doing stuffing facts into people and forgetting that they are
human beings?"] This incident led him to form a non-credit class titled
Love 1A. There were no grades. (How could you potentially fail someone
in this class? That wouldn’t be very loving!) The class led to lectures
and a manuscript loosely based on what was shared in those weekly
classes. The book found a publisher – and an author surprised to find
that the simple title LOVE had never previously been claimed, allowing
him to say “I have the copyright on LOVE!” Buscaglia said he never
taught this class, only facilitated it, adding that he learned as much
as anyone. Much more here.