In his book, Creative Schools, The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D posits that “being in your element is where talent meets passion.” Searching for ones talents through exploration, challenges and purpose is a very introspective approach to learning. Interestingly, it is common that students may find their talents but are not interested in pursuing some of them. The key, Robinson, and we in the MUS believe as well, is passion. To be in your element you really have to love what you’re doing.
As we enter the course counseling and registration period, I hope that our students seize the opportunity to design a personalized academic program where required courses can coexist with learning experiences centered in their passions. Our program of studies intentionally gives students the space to explore their interests, prepare for college and beyond and be in their element as well.