Why schools can’t do it alone

My title actually is the title of a book that I have completely fallen in love with.  I’m not that much of a reader, but like many of you – if you start reading something interesting you cannot stop.  This was exactly the case when I started reading this book.  Jamie Vollmer is the author, and I was privileged enough to hear Mr. Vollmer speak at a conference a few years back.  I was blown away then and I’m now blown away again after reading his book.

Mr. Vollmer was a guy that once denounced the system of education and thought that it should be run like any other business.  His viewpoint changed dramatically as he was faced with the challenge of speaking to a group of educators for an in-service.  I’m not going to tell you how – as I encourage each and everyone of you alike (Educators, Bankers, Farmers, Mothers, Fathers, Etc, Etc) to read this book.  It will enlighten your mind – I guarantee it.  It is worth the buy – and I actually have two copies.  Let me know and I can let you borrow it.

Over the last few years – I have truly tried to wrap my head around all of the ideas that were flowing through my mind in regards to our society and education.  I started to read this book and I honestly thought that every word I read was coming right out of my mouth.  Mr. Vollmer’s insights into education (post thought transformation) mimic my feelings.  After reading the book – I’m completely rejuvenated once again and I can’t wait each and every day to get to school.

It takes a village to raise a child – and I could not agree more.  I’ve said this many times that we as citizens of the greatest country in the world have the obligation to make the world a better place for those that come after us.  We are the most equipped generation to make positive change that every existed.

I’m leaving this blog at that.  It has been awhile since I last blogged, but expect me to ramp it up now until the end of the year.  We have lots of things going on to be proud of and I do not anticipate keeping those ideas humbled.

Mr. Jordan