ParentMap Magazine

September 2018

I propose we launch back-to-school ’18 with a family mantra: Arrive curious, leave inspired — as borrowed from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 

When we “arrive curious” we have inconceivable opportunities to learn. We want our kids to see that the “whole world is your school, instead of school being your whole world.” This definition of worldschooling can also be a new approach to family time and education. 

One change you can apply this year: how we learn about the arts. With many school systems sadly forced to cut their arts budgets, it’s on us parents to help our kids learn about music, dance and visual arts. We can do this anywhere — from attending a new museum exhibit to catching any one of the great performances listed in this year’s list of must-see local fall shows. Have a happy fall!