Why “mind vine?” you might ask. I like the vine as a metaphor for the continually evolving gifted learner.
A vine, like a growing mind, may take one of many paths—sometimes meandering here and there, often turning back on itself and frequently shooting straight ahead at a rapid pace. The vine, like the intense gifted child, will sometimes wrap itself firmly around a single sturdy stem or other support. At other times, quite similar to the gifted learner who demonstrates multiple interests and potential, the vine attaches itself to several objects at once. When properly nurtured, the vine and the mind can be found regularly unfurling lush new growth and sprouting new, delicate tendrils.
And so, the Mind Vine seems an appropriate metaphor for the gifted mind for which we are building services that we hope will support ongoing growth and learning. Come, have a look at what’s sprouting at Landstown Elementary!