Traveling the country and working with teachers this fall and winter I know this for sure: Teachers are seriously amazing. They are active and engaged learners. They’re passionate champions for their students. They are vigilant in seeking best practices and best solutions for their classes.
I’ve had the honor to work with teachers in Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois in recent months, At every school and school district I've found educators focused on bringing opportunities to their kids. As we talk about moving digital learning to creation and not just consumption, as we work and explore with the latest technology tools, and as we investigate and create makerspaces in our schools, teachers exemplify the phrase "life-long learners."
I head out again this Sunday to spend time with educators in Texas. I already know some things about this trip. I know that I will meet and work with explorers, leaders, artists, innovators, communicators and inventors. I will get the chance to work with teachers, a serious privilege.