The highs and the lows

I love education.  I do.  I really, really do.  It is the one thing that has the power to lift a person out of poor circumstances.  

Changing education and creating a new system in its place are tremendously challenging.  I repeat: tremendously challenging.  We are facing big problems daily.  Just when I think we have solved one thing…another thing pops up immediately in its place.

I continue to remind myself of my vow to change education in the most optimistic manner. I gotsta say though, some days…whew…makes me want to scream.  Some days I wish I was not so embroiled in a profession that rakes me over the emotional coals.  Some days, I would like to come home and not have my mind racing about the day.

But then I remind myself that I am teaching kids to think.  Actually think and pursue professional level pursuits.  I have not handed them a single thing from a canned script.  Everything they are working on has been chosen by them and then co-constructed with me.

I have learned so much about how to start an inquiry school.  More insights to be written soon…I just need more time for some things to play out.

To be continued…

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