- feeling as if anything is possible
- knowing the next great idea will be found today.
- anticipating the next best (fill in the blank) will be available tomorrow.
- believing better is attainable.
- accepting that one person, with a platform to communicate and the drive to do so, can make a difference.
Teachers and administrators:
Does this sound like the culture in your classroom? Does this describe the environment at your school?
Students and parents:
Is this a description of your beliefs about your ability to learn? How does perpetual potential align with your beliefs about yourself?
Perpetual potential is not easy. It requires you to:
- respect the current reality, but have a vision for the future.
- be brave enough to act and empower others to act.
- accept a growth mindset (get better) rather than a fixed one (be the best)
- engage with others and be willing to share what you know to create knowledge.
- know that seeking support, guidance, and advice is a sign of strength, not weakness.
- be honest with yourself, accept responsibility, and tirelessly work to be a "better you."
- become comfortable with the fact that there is NO END GAME to potential (see note about growth mindset).
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