It may be that the souls of all children are waiting for the call of knowledge to awaken them to delightful living.” ( Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education, p. xxv)
My students wrote fiddler song lyrics. Some wrote music and one really touched my heart as she picked up her violin after years of it laying dormant and wrote a song. Awakened. Something happened to her soul. Right before my eyes, students with "shining eyes" sang and played.No testing, just writing from their imaginations and gifts. Now to send them to the author after we edit and listen and fine tune.