Yesterday, Oprah dedicated the entire hour to one movie. A movie that Oprah, Davis Guggenheim (the director), Bill Gates and many others are hoping will, “revolutionize America’s schools.”
I first heard of “Waiting for Superman” on Twitter, I watched the same trailer was just moved to tears. How could this be going on in our country? Will it be any better when I send my little girl to school in 5 years?
I had to do something. It just so happens that I have a great tool to help take a stand. I own a an early childhood education entertainment business. At Sara Hickman’s Top Secret Science we go to schools and perform entertaining and educational math and science events. After watching the trailer for “Waiting for Superman” it hit me. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and there are plenty of low income schools right here in my area. I am going to take my events to these schools.
I sat down with my leadership team and we made a game plan. “Early Risers” have a goal to get the children excited about learning math and science and get it started early. By reaching our goal we hope to remind the teachers how fun teaching and learning can be. When children are having fun while learning it is a win/win for everyone involved.
Next, what are we going to do. Low income schools will receive 3 events per year for children PreK to 2nd Grade. The teachers will also receive follow up activities for after “Early Risers” leaves. The schools pay nothing for these services.
For more information on Early Risers go to www.sarahickmanstopsecretscience.com
Stay tuned for more about the movement. If you want to read about Waiting for Superman, Monday’s Oprah episode or Bill Gates opinions on the topic click on the links below.