Last August I invented an office toy called the MuseCubes. It’s designed to liberate people who think too much.
Although I originally intended the MuseCubes for grown-ups, teachers have been buying them right and left. They recognize the MuseCubes as the perfect, short break for stressed out students.
This afternoon, a geography teacher from a high school in Texas sent me the most amazing email. She’d just read through all her course evaluations and couldn’t help but notice all the references to MuseCubes. Dedicated customer that she is, she typed up her teenagers’ words for me to read:
You should keep the muse cubes. They’re really fun and when you do what they tell you to do, it’s funny and it gets our hopes up. –Jose M.
I think you should keep the fun little cube game for next year because it relaxes our brain by making us laugh and, in that way, we think better. –Maria S
You should keep the muze cubes because they are a lot of fun and they are a great way of giving us a well needed break but not losing our focus at the same time. -Cesar M.
You should keep the little dice thing because that’s funny. –Irving A.
I think the cubes you used at the end of the semester were awesome and it lightened up the classroom when it was dead. -Lizeth C.
You should keep the silly dances you would do when we were tired. -Mariza S. [Note: Mariza is referring to the fact that, sometimes the kids would watch Susan while she, alone, did what the MuseCubes said to do. It must be refreshing for students to watch an adult be such a goofball. At least, Mariza thought so!]
Wow! This is such great feedback. I’m thrilled that Susan’s students realize how important movement and laughter is for their brains.
We humans were not designed to sit and think for hours on end. We were designed to move and think.
Thank you, Susan, for taking the time to share your students’ words!