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Inspiration: Why Every School Needs its own Mr. Keating

Inspiration drives us, as head of school Jackie Westerfield asserts. How can school leaders foster inspiration? Read on to find out.

It's All About the View

 keating001No matter what we choose to do in life, we all need inspiration.  Whether we are teaching a class, writing a blog, or solving world problems, inspiration is the bridge between our thoughts and our actions.  The definition of ‘inspiration’ is ‘to infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit’.   In this sense, inspiration is the fire to our rocket, the ‘giddy up’ to our wagon, and the ‘go‘ to our ‘on your mark, get set‘.   

It moves us.  So, in order to take ourselves and our children to the next great adventure, we need to be sure that inspiration remains an essential component of any educational experience.  All schools have great kids.  All schools have valid content to teach, and they have some good teachers to teach it.  Most schools have nice facilities, technology access and the support of their community.  So…

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