Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A New School Year: What's It Mean To You

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
                                                                                                        ~Francois Rabelais

A new school year is upon us.  What sort of meaning does that conjure up for you?

For me, it is to be witness to that moment when a student (or anyone, for that matter) "gets it".  Whether it be learning to read, when a math concept finally clicks, riding a bike for the first time, proudly creating a work of art, or finding a "good-fit" friend.

It is the precise point in time when motivation and confidence and continued effort embrace.  Aha!  The flame is ignited.

It is beautiful to behold.

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