Every teacher has a purpose. It is what makes them special and powerful. A true, just purpose is a specific vision for the future that does not yet exist. It is the thing that we are willing to spend a career and lifetime in service to. This session is based off of Simon Sinek's inspirational book The Infinite Game.
The vision that we have for our class must be positive, optimistic and FOR something. We must show our students that what they learn, what they do, and who they are matters.
Everyone who wants to buy in, participate, and contribute to the cause should be welcomed with open arms. Good leaders learn about the skills and talents of their people and find ways for them to contribute to the cause.
Our purpose must be in the service of others. When our energy is geared towards outward and worthy goals we are willing to do more, give more, and be more.
FOR OUR STUDENTS, THE CLASSROOM
IS WHERE INFINITY BEGINS.
A Just Cause endures during adversity and volatility. In fact, groups that are fueled by a just cause seek out adversity. Adversity challenges our cause, strengthens our resolve and make us even more committed to our worthy mission.
A Just Cause must be BIG, idealistic and most importantly unattainable. We must be able to continually and infinitely fight for the cause.