SCHOOL GETS YOUR FEET OFF THE GROUND AND THEN THE REST IS UP TO YOU!
Wow… I just recently read that once students complete their formal education, such as high school or college, many don’t pick up another book for the rest of their lives! For this educator and life-long learner, this is a frightening thing for me to even think about!
As an inner-city schoolteacher I’ve seen many students make their life-long goals something as simple and small as just graduating high school. It’s almost like a high school diploma is the end-all grand prize of life. Many of these kids think that if they just graduate high school then they’ve done something special. And in many ways they have done something big, but it’s a HUGE mistake to think that that’s all there is in life.
I shudder when I pause for a moment and wonder what would have happened to me if my education had stopped right there as an 18-year old high school graduate… Thank goodness my development didn’t stop there! Sadly, though, for many it does…
Listen, I know that not everyone wants to go to college, but as I mentioned earlier about picking up another book after high school, many don’t even do this. What could be easier than reading a free book from your free public library during your own free time? Remember, what they teach you in school will only help you get your feet off of the ground. After that, it’s up to you as to whether or not you’re going to just hover in that same 18-year old high school spot, or maybe the same 22-year old college spot for the rest of your life. Or will you be self-driven and propel yourself forward toward your dreams!
SUCCESS AND LEADERSHIP QUESTIONS:
- What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
- What will you do over the next week to implement one of these success and leadership principles?
Check out this highlights video of Dan’s talk to the American Federation of Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=6WgFo72WB5c
Check out this amazing teens changing the world: https://www.thevermontstandard.com/2017/12/new-leadership-for-change-the-world-kids/
CHECK OUT THESE COOL AUTHORS I KNOW!
Chuck Miceli: Author of, Amanda’s Room. Learn more here: https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Miceli/e/B007ETDHF0
Penny Goetjen: Author of, The Empty Chair. Learn more here: https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Chair-Murder-Caribbean/dp/0997623500
Shawn Flynn: Author of, The Kitty: Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/ybjwb8mw