The snowflake and the sun, Unanimous in a sparkling wonderland of snow.
ANALYSIS The snowflake symbolizes the student while the sun is a symbol of the teacher. The snowflake, just like the student, is uniquely different from any other snowflake. The blanket of snow then symbolizes a collaborative learning environment, yet where each “ snowflake ” still holds on to its individuality. The sun (the teacher) then has to recognize each snowflake ’ s unique traits (multiple intelligences) and help each student by how much they require (scaffolding), just like sun, sharing less of her rays while dispensing more sunlight there. In the end, however, the teacher and the student should create a learning environment where not only the student is the learner and the teacher the dispenser of information, but an environment where both the teacher and the student are joined in a collaborative learning experience.