My driving force has always been hope for the future. That everything I do is buttressed by this incredible hope for the future. Indeed, that everything we do in education is held up by the same.
There is a lot of talk about hope lately. There has to be because some pretty hope-less events are happening.
Men are being killed for the colour of their skin and their killers are not being punished for the colour of theirs.
If we look at the comments to almost any article written about these events, the situations seem even more dire.
My dilemma is that I place hope in the future. Or towards the future. So today I question: must hope always refer to the future?
If I focus on hope, do I deny the good being done today, for today?
As educational leaders – and to this I include teachers, consultants, administrators, support staff – we need to lead our learners to find the actions and events infused with hope that are happening in the present.