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…