Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Future Starts Now

Krissy Venosdale has been an educator for 11 years and has a blog in which she reflects and pushes herself to really think about her teaching. She presents herself as being inspired by learning, creativity and innovation. You can also find her both on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. I've been following her blog for some time now and I couldn't help sharing this post she published on August 3rd, as I believe that we, as Teachers, have the privilege and the immense responsibility of working with the Future!

"One of the things I love most at SpaceCamp is a sign hanging on the door that reads, «Through these doors walk our future scientists and engineers.» It always makes me smile, thinking about how Space Camp is the kind of place where a kid can be inspired for a future career in a STEM field. But, what about our schools? Our schools should have the same type of signs over the front door, above our classrooms, in the halls. We need to let kids know, when they walk through our doors, it’s not just to do activities or turn in homework, it’s about their futures. Even more than hanging a poster that says it, we need to be living it. Every single day, that we walk through the door we are one step closer to the future. Our schools are the rich soil where growth will happen, where we will nurture roots, and our kids will bloom into problem solvers, creative thinkers, and innovators. We need to be intentional in our daily planning, open to our kids’ thoughts and ideas, and keep learning relevant, because the future? It’s starts right now."

Image credits: Krissy Venosdale Venspired
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