Caring about people and being passionate about learning are more important than transcripts, certificates, and pedagogy.
Everyone has the potential to become a capable problem solver. When we rob students of their struggles, we rob them of their victories.
We discover our gifts and purpose, and then courageously tackle the big goals ahead of us. When the call to action is scary, we embrace the struggle, ask "why not?" and keep moving forward.
Trust is the only way humans can learn and build together. We think about trust in every interaction and do everything we can to increase it. "Am I trusting others? Are my words or actions inviting others to trust me?"
It's tempting to avoid risk, stick with what we know, and hide from new and challenging frontiers. We seek the real learning that comes when we step (or leap) out of our comfort zone.