Prepare students for the world we want it to be.

I often say and hear other people say, “prepare today’s students for the future.” In the Hilliard Schools, we live our mission to “prepare every student to be Ready for Tomorrow.” I was recently at a conference where one of my colleagues introduced the idea to “prepare students for the world we want it to be.”

Yes . . . Amen . . . That’s it! We live in a vitriolic, narcissistic, and broken world. Let’s prepare today’s students to be and do better. Let’s commit to teach, and model, empathy and honesty. As adults, let’s live as servant leaders committed to thinking about others first.

As educators, we have the opportunity, the responsibility, to shape the future. Let’s cultivate a better world for our children.