Monday, February 16, 2015

Changing Education - New Ideas

Sometimes it's easier to go along to get along, but as I read the reports from teachers around the nation and the reactions from their students to some of what goes on in schools day after day, year after year, I so often think to myself, "Has anyone considered doing it this way?" Sure, it's easier to keep doing what we've always done, but maybe, just maybe, we could do better.

This advertisement from General Electric has me out of my seat every time I see it, because it is so spot on when it comes to new ideas and change.

I see the blossoming of our schools as well as the blossoming of our individual students. What do you see?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Powerful Students - Powerful Education

A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook, and I immediately asked if I could use it in my blog. Luckily, she said, "Yes!"

This picture symbolizes all that our Public Schools should provide for our students.

Respect for Others
Teamwork and Collaboration
Hard Work
Caring and Empathy
Common Goals
Individual Strengths
Community Involvement
A Love for Learning

My initial inclination was to write a lot about the picture, but I don't think it's necessary. It speaks for itself - If you will listen.