The Outside Mind Blog

It Begins!

It is official. Spontaneous Education LLC is up and running and I am really excited!

This is my passion. Helping children grow, embrace their passions, and learn how to live their dreams. This is core of what Spontaneous Education is all about. I also believe this is the job of every teacher, and it is a daunting one. The slogan of Spontaneous Education says "Educating and Empowering through Improv".  But have you noticed what it does not say? It does not say "Educating and Empowering KIDS through improv." That is because Spontaneous Education programs are specifically designed to educate and empower all who use them; students, teachers and school staff, parents, and community groups. Kids learn the content of their latest lesson and build creativity; teachers and school staff learn about themselves and their students - how they think, feel, and act, and become better equipped to understand, nurture, teach and inspire their students; parents learn about their children while building stronger bonds through the joy of shared play; community groups build camaraderie and teamwork.

Play is a magical experience. During play there is no sense of time, no stress, no rules, and lots of laughter, often shared with others. Play is different each time, but it is always fun, which is, after all, the whole point of play. It is incredibly nourishing for mind, body and soul. Though it is born in the imagination, play is 100 percent real. Nothing artificial, no preservatives, no harmful side effects. Research is just starting to delve deeply into the science of play and so far the results clearly support the powerful benefits of play to all people in all walks of life. Everyone should take time to play every day, and a classroom is a great place to play!

Check out the website and discover how you and the kids in your life can play to learn!

This is going to be one heck of an adventure. I hope you choose to be a part of it.

Laugh and learn! 

Blake Wanger - Creator/Director Spontaneous Education LLC.