Saturday, November 6, 2010

They're Just Brick Walls

"Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people"  
Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture)

We need to face the fact that our district will continue for some time to come wrestling with budget shortfalls even while the learning expectations for our students continue to rise.  And in the end, that's a good thing!  We cannot allow the lack of resources in one area or another to restrict our thinking, our creative imaginations, our focus on success. Our students deserve the best possible schools no matter what the economic conditions. This is a "perfect storm" for modeling Dr. Randy Pausch's credo and teaching every student how to achieve the best even when conditions are the least.

I invite you to read Michael Fisher's DigiGogy post on "How can we do more with less?"

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