Turning a Challenge into a Gift

Building a simple paper pyramid at Washington Middle School sounds like an unassuming art project, yet Maia Schumacher sees something much more.

This Seattle University freshman from Tacoma describes how constructing small pyramids in the school art room opens the door to fruitful conversations about learning disabilities among middle schoolers. Unlike other school subjects, she says, art doesn’t have quite the same rules and barriers to learning.

Read Turning a Challenge into a Gift on The Commons from Seattle University.