What are the chances that the kids in your school would stand up at an assembly and speak from their hearts about the pain that they are feeling? As educators, are we only interested in their minds? What place does the heart have in our profession?
Michael Pritchard is officially in my Educational Hero’s Hall of Fame. Check out this video to understand why.
I’m left with Michael’s last words on the video after a high school girl speaks about her father’s addiction:
The strength of character to get up, and to stand up for yourself and others… and to help others to be more compassionate; if we can tap into that resource for the world…this apathy, this neglect, this indifference is going to end…. and that’s the beginning of peace.
What kind of role models are we for our students? How well do we know our own hearts?
…and how do we share them?