"Teaching is, at its core, a moral profession. Helping students become connected, passion-driven learners is a moral issue. Most of us went into education to change the world, to help kids, to make a difference, and somewhere along the way, many of us lost sight of that moral purpose.
We all have a choice: A choice to be powerful or pitiful. A choice to allow ourselves to become victims or activists. A choice to take a stand on behalf of the children we serve.
The world is at your fingertips. Figure out your personal vision for change in your school or classroom. Learn how to leverage the wisdom of the crowd. Build alliance. Find your tribe, your community. Then do something powerful to promote change. Sit down with other educators and share what you learn. Be a transparent learner. Be an example you want your students to become. Show them what a learner does to make the world a better place.
Choose to be powerful."
Source: "The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in the Digital Age"
by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall