I found this quote about peace and children, “There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.”
— Kofi Annan It really made me think about my role as a peacemaker in this world. I model for my students tolerance and acceptance. I learn from them about forgiveness and love. It is a blessing to work with children every day.
While some people love to read articles or listen to lectures, my favorite way of learning is to jump in and get my hands dirty. A few years ago I wanted to learn how to knit. I searched on YouTube for a basic scarf pattern and watched the video over and over again until I could make my hands do the motions and eventually stitches that were being taught. As many times as I watched that video, I learned more from knitting and then tearing out my mistakes over and over again. I would much rather play a game, do an experiment or make a project to help my brain make connections and acquire new knowledge. What is your favorite way to learn? What has been the best lesson you ever learned?