Colin Maxwell: the purpose of education is to care (#500words)

A screenshot of Colin Maxwell's Purpos/ed blog post

Starting us off in week five of the Purpos/ed #500words campaign today is Colin Maxwell who writes:

It’s about caring. It’s caring whether your students do well, it’s caring about your students’ aspirations, it’s about caring enough that you’ll put in the extra hours to ensure the marking is done, it’s about caring enough to spend time updating your knowledge & skills. Caring leads to action, leads to transformation.

Most of all, education is about teaching others to care about the things that matter.

You can continue reading Colin’s contribution at: http://colinmaxwell.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/misplaced-purpose-500words/ (please do leave comments for him!)

The list of all contributors during this campaign is at: http://bit.ly/purposedu500

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