Besides another Ironman finish for my sis, this week marks the final week of classes for my MBA. (!!!)
In honour of that, I am going to be posting every day as a hat tip to the teachers of the world. Education is one of the causes I care deeply about as I believe it holds the ability to unlock our minds and our future potential. The intention of this week is to provoke us to question why we teach what we teach, what the value of that piece of paper really is, and what we believe defines a strong teacher (in the broadest sense of the word).
Seth Godin has a great quote about what we should teach in his recent (and free) e-book
Stop Stealing Dreams:
When we teach a child to make good decisions, we benefit from a lifetime of good decisions.
When we teach a child to love to learn, the amount of learning will become limitless.
We we teach a child to deal with a changing world, she will never become obsolete.
When we are brave enough to teach a child to question authority, even ours, we insulate ourselves from those who would use their authority to work against each of us.
And when we give students the desire to make things, even choices, we create a world filled with makers.
Note: His e-book is fantastic and I encourage any parent, student, teacher, alumnus, administrator, higher education professional, or college hopeful to read it.
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