The Privilege of Being an Educator Today

  As an educator, I am constantly reminded of the centrality of the role of the education in society. I see in all aspects of life and daily living the far-reaching benefits and impact of a good education. The ability to think critically and analytically and to make decisions based on an assessment of reliable information. I see voters struggling to evaluate election speeches and materials, deciding between fact and fiction, in order to decide which candidates to elect. At times like these I realize how much education influences all of these competencies. Those who chose to be teachers are in a strategic position to help shape the direction of our schools, to influence the lives of our students and to equip them with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, dispositions and sensibilities necessary for responsible and engaged citizenship. But most importantly, we are in a position to motivate and inspire our students to reach [...]

2017-03-18T14:01:55+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Educators|