This blog entry was shared with me by a few staff and parents. I found it to be pretty powerful, especially in light of the work we're doing at Barrows, so I thought I would share.
"...we sat for a few minutes and talked about teaching children and what a sacred trust and responsibility it is. We agreed that subjects like math and reading are the least important things that are learned in a classroom. We talked about shaping little hearts to become contributors to a larger community – and we discussed our mutual dream that those communities might be made up of individuals who are Kind and Brave above all."