In Austin, Texas on March 13th, we woke to a different world.

Some of my students struggled with the change. I did too… at first.

But I’ve always assured my students that good things can come from bad situations. And when they are lost in the emotions of an experience I invite them to “take a breath…  pause… and choose your next action.”

I took my own advice and embraced what I could not change.

Relationships with parents strengthened. Masks dropped. Stories shared.

I started to love it! My students loved it. I used all the skills I have at my disposal; my music; my art; my storytelling. I was free to use my imagination and reach my students any way I know how.

I am NOT saying distance learning is preferred, but I have found magic, and some of my students really shone in this new type of undivided attention I was able to give them.

That is how IMAGINATION CAMP was born.

Private performance for one student struggling with distance learning.