I work in education. It is without question the most rewarding, engaging, and important work I can imagine. We are entrusted with the care and teaching of people’s children. We show them facts and figures. We empower them to think and learn things on their own. And we shape what they believe and who they will become. It is an awesome responsibility, and it is an enormous joy.
In classrooms, our focus should be on helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to be the best versions of themselves.
In schools, our focus should be on empowering teachers and supporting students and families in order to meet the needs of everyone as they enter the classroom.
In districts, our focus should be on providing the resources and support necessary to ensure that each student has a successful school experience.
Steven Covey says it like this: Put first things…
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