Today while doing a presentation, I referenced a Ewan McIntosh post on Martha Payne and some of the awesome stuff that she did through her use of blogging and raising money for a school in Malawi. In it, Ewan has this great quote:
Martha shows every facet of great learning: real world change, making the environment around her better, sharing her thinking with the world, having a conscious for the world beyond her immediate horizons, and robustness in the face of incredible media and social media pressure.
While I was talking, I just thought about my legacy, and the legacy of others as a teacher. How would I want to be remembered? How would I want the teachers I work with to be remembered by their students? Not many kids (if any) talk about how awesome it was that some teacher inspired them to kick butt on tests in their adulthood. There is much more than that. Yes kids need knowledge to do well, but what will they do with it?
What would you want your legacy to be after you are done teaching?