Izzy is getting more in tune with her instincts.
Building connections between the things in the classroom and what they mean to her helps Izzy understand how her character shapes how she learns.
"What about this assignment matters to me?"
Izzy developed a process for art that she applies to other subjects. She gets an assignment, brainstorms an idea, and then asks if the idea means something to her or if it's just random. She doesn't start drawing, writing, experimenting, or proving until she's built the connection between what she's learning and why it matters. By building a bigger context around the information she's taking in, Izzy is learning to connect with her schoolwork on multiple levels.
For Izzy the process started in kindergarten.
"I never struggled with public speaking because we've been doing public speaking since kindergarten. I didn't realize I was good at being flexible, but when I interact with friends outside of Wildwood I realize that I've been practicing flexibility all along. The Habits of Mind and Heart are part of my life. They help me understand better what I value, and what I need to do to grow in ways that make me happier as a person."