|Yeager, taking a rest break|
After eating the most delicious ham and cream cheese croissant and drinking yet another fresh fruit
When discussing health care with a 19-year old Belizian student, he told me that although their country does not have public health insurance, there are free clinics available to all citizens who cannot afford to pay private doctors. I know that there are pros and cons to different types of health care systems, but I think it shows that our nation has a ways to go in creating a system that truly benefits all people. As a developed country, we still have too many people who cannot afford health care and prescription medications. For me, this solidifies that fact that all nations have something worth sharing and worth learning from each other.
The same is true in education. Veteran teachers should take note of what beginning teachers are adding to the profession and vice versa. I think we need to remain focused on our end goals and realize that we as educators are in this business together. Remember, there is an African proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Loving the conversations,