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