“Great mentors know that there is a river that runs deep within everyone that knows right from wrong.
Great education learns how to tap into it, use and interact with it.” ~ Oliver DeMille
It has been unseasonably cold here in Southern California. I am very aware that we are perceived as having near-perfect weather this time of year. Most of the time, this is true. This morning, ( and other mornings for the past week) it was 27 degrees. Oh yes. Fruit growers are busy blanketing their citrus in hopes of saving it, and where there isn’t a cloud cover, the wind chill factor drives the cold deep into the bones.
Winter. So much of it is viewed as a rather unproductive time. While peaceful, it is seen as silent and motionless.
Where education and the feeding of the human soul are concerned, these thoughts can prove contradictory.
How one looks at student inspired education and the opportunities that winter brings, can produce a season of inspiration that drives astounding productivity. We’re going to look at some of those thoughts this week.
I was privileged to take a class with Dr. Oliver DeMille, in which he shared some of the opportunities in seasons. I look forward to passing them on.
In the meantime, pour yourself a nice warm drink, grab a book that you’ve been itching to read or possibly re-read, park in front of a fire, or snuggle up with a favorite blanket. Winter holds both potential and promise of great productivity; possibly along with some new inspiration!