It's not a practice in our field to toot our horn or feel as though we're experts beyond curriculum or building. Educators are jacks-of-all-trades and thus we feel we are masters of none. So why would anyone listen to me? Should anyone beyond my realm listen to me? Why should anyone listen to us?
As I mulled over these questions I took out my notes, training materials, Voxer chats, tweets and I came up with one conclusion. Everyone should listen to educators because our craft is to build EVERYONE. There would be no doctors, engineers, lawyers, legislators, mathematicians, etc. if professional educators did not fulfill their destiny. The value on educating our populace is as unlimited as the future we want for our ourselves. Who better to clarify, give value and disseminate educational policy and practice than those building us as a nation one child at a time?
We as a profession of educators need to shout from the virtual and physical mountain what we are passionate about.
I have a voice and a passion on educational topics and the growth of children in Michigan and beyond. I can and will make a difference and will leave the educational landscape better than I found it.
Start shouting with me fellow Fellows and all educators of Michigan and beyond!