I you want to learn how to improve instructional delivery within public schools, read this entire thread from Atlanta Journal-Constitution Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled” blog, paying close attention to the comments I have posted throughout.
MaryElizabethSings posted the following words on “Get Schooled” on February 2, 2016:
“I believe these words to my core. This attitude, and this vision for one’s life, are what I wish to inspire all educators to embrace. These words were penned by the great playwright, George Bernard Shaw. (My father had introduced me to Shaw’s words, here, when I was a senior in high school, 56 years ago.)
‘This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.’ ”
George Bernard Shaw