"The two most important days in your life are the day you are
born and the day you find out why."
Now answer, why was she born? What was her purpose? This answer will take longer. It is abstract and difficult to put into words. My purpose during different decades of my life would be answered differently. She was a daughter, an aunt, a wife, a step-mom, a teacher, a counselor. This answer is a process answer, right? There can be no multiple choice answer: no simplistic approaches to this. The answer to the question is a life's work.
And so it is with my life's work-I hope every day that I help middle school students discover the answer to the question, " What do I bring to this world that is unique? What gifts do I have to offer?" How can educators encourage creative leadership in our young students.
This is the gift I bring you with my first blog post. Discover who you are today and how to use your unique gifts to enrich the world around you. In the words of Seth Godin, "Be remarkable. Be generous. Create art. Make judgement calls. Connect people and ideas." This is the true purpose of education. The answers are not found in the back of the book.