E.L. Doctorow wrote many things, among them, this superb analysis on what writing is:
“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader–not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
I am never content with the content of our blog. It’s not that I don’t feel that we write enough or that what we’re writing isn’t meaningful, it’s that a school – OUR school – is a remarkably dynamic place. We use this blog to let all of our stakeholders (and I count anyone reading this piece to be among them) know about what defines our school: our values, attitudes, activities, perspective, how we process the world.
A great school blog evokes sensation. I’m not sure that ours is always there, but we always try to convey meaning. We use Twitter to communicate that meaning to a larger audience, to let a world far outside of our school feel the rain that we feel, but also the daily sun that literally and figuratively shines through on our students, teachers, classrooms.
As always, we would like to share with you the feeling of what it’s like to go to school within our inclusive walls. Please email me at Don.Adams@YMCGTA.org and we would be happy to show you around. And please remember that no mission-appropriate student is ever turned away from The Academy for financial reasons.
Don Adams, Head of School