Educators educating Educators

Sep 26

In Summary

“Education is the foundation of a just society. Global competitiveness, scientific discoveries, and active citizenship all rest of this foundation. Education is the civil rights issue of our time. ” ~ Kathleen McCartney, Dean Harvard Graduate School of Education


Questions for all Educators. Will you…

Will you inspire a college dream that revolutionizes the way a student thinks?

Will you be a hero to children beginning their adventure through life?

Will you be the promise that transforms education across the globe?

Will you be a movement that demands justice and social equality?

Will you be the science that revolutionizes the way we learn?

Will you be the wisdom that brings calm to teenage years?

Will you be the pursuit of potential waiting to be realized?

Will you the first to recognize a leader of humankind?

Will you be the passion that rejects the status quo?

Will you be ray of hope for a forgotten community?

Will you be the spark that illuminates a mind?

How will your students remember you?

How will you impact your students?

How will you affect their future?



Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!