“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.” ~ David W. Orr
Whenever possible, get your students engaged in attacking real world issues. It builds their problem solving skills, makes the work more meaningful, and helps them see that they can bring about real change in the world. Young people love engaging in work that really makes a difference to others. Below are some blog entries in which I describe some of the work I did with my students.