The latest in Ed Trust’s Echoes from the Gap series featuring student stories, “Catching Butterflies” follows five students — Lebron, Kamari, John James, Goldie, and Noah — from school disengagement to reconnection in three different settings. Full of lessons for educators working with struggling students, regardless of setting, “Catching Butterflies” elevates the perspectives of previously disengaged students and highlights the practices and philosophies of the educators who drew them back to high school and helped them get on a path toward success.
I took visual elements from the previous entry, Butterflies in the Hallway, and reversed the tone. Instead of a skeletal-like butterfly that looks invisible, this butterfly is fully rendered as a photograph. And the “bright spots” that had previously avoided the student throughout “Butterflies” are now more attracted, and act as a network. They’re connected now, and through that partnership, act as the netting.Read, Catching Butterflies
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February 10, 2016