Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Time to Repurpose People for Schools

Thank goodness we're all pretty much clever people... who can look at something we've always used one way and actually use it for something else.
If given the opportunity, we can see what else it can be... not what it "supposed" to be.

Maybe we should be more literal... like this "bookshelf"...

Let's never fail to see the beauty in something ordinary... like these milk bottles.

I love these kitchen items making up a sparkly new chandelier.
When something was useful as one thing, it might be just as useful, if not more, as something else...

Like these crates...

a suitcase as a fancy medicine cabinet

run out of room? Keep looking. There's always options...

My father taught me that there's always several solutions to one problem...

Fortunately, there's a lot of creative people out there to help us see what else we can do.  Social Media maven, Steve Crescenzo reminded me a few weeks ago to never again say or accept these words, "It's the way we've always done it."

I encourage all of the public schools throughout the United States, who are facing the beginning of a horrendous Federal budget crisis...  to rethink everything they have been doing.  In light of the economy, the landscaped has changed on a dime. The demographics have too.  Repurpose the people who are commited to the students in their district.  Reuse those resources to best fit the new and dire needs knocking on their doors. Fully utilize the parents and community that believe in what they are doing wholeheartedly... and to make what was the old way... a new and improved way.  The timing has never been better.

2 comments:

b.growcock said...

'Lex, if you haven't already, check out the City Museum in St. Louis:
http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp

Hands down the absolute, most fantastic "re-puprposing" experience (experiment) for kids of all sizes...

Michelle Hoad said...

my, oh my, how I covet those stools.