Friday, December 13, 2013

"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." - W.B. Yeats

I've always loved this quote by Yeats, because it sums up my view of what education should be.  As educators, our job is to inspire students and make learning fun. We are not simply teaching students to memorize information to be recited back during a test, but to help kindle the fire of the love of learning. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the MEMSPA Conference (Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal Association) and was introduced to a new way to communicate with staff through blogging. My goal is to use this blog to communicate with staff in a more dynamic way than my traditional weekly update and also provide useful links and inspirational videos throughout the year. This will be a work in progress and hopefully will get better and more complete with time. Thanks for taking the time to read it!  

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." - Carl Rogers

Monday, December 16: 
Tuesday, December 17: Santa Secret Shop in Room 18
Wednesday, December 18: 8:15 am and 9:15 am IEP (Boggs & Bartnick)
                                            Santa Secret Shop in Room 18
                                            Lunch with the Principal (for those with tickets)
Thursday, December 19: 8:20 am Staff Meeting in LMC
Friday, December 20: Staff Breakfast in the LMC and Gift Exchange
                                    3:00 pm Student of the Month Assembly & Christmas Carols in Gym


  1. Jon,

    Terrific post! You're setting an example that others will see. Your willingness to put yourself out there and take risks shows your courage. Well done! I hope your blog will become a way to communicate, reflect and learn. Keep it up Jon! "Be the Change You Wish To See In The World" -Gandhi