“What lies behind us,
and what lies before us,
are tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
— Ernest Hemingway
We need to adhere to an educational system that celebrates the whole person, whether she be a child, an adolescent, or an adult, looking to promote and integrate growth in the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical realms.
Let us celebrate the student for who she is and for who she can become, seeing the excellence that lies within. Let us promote enjoyment of learning as it unfolds, so that process is valued.
Honoring the learner and the educational process builds curiosity and engagement and improves patience and perseverance, so there is an ongoing desire for the student and the teacher to invest themselves in development. This philosophy builds positive feedback loops to increase individual and social change that is filled with hope and optimism.