Very quickly: if you get the chance, watch Most Likely to Succeed. It's a documentary about the way education works (or doesn't work) in this country, along with an inside look at a new way to think about how we teach our kids. Basically, do we want them to go far in life, or do we want them to get good grades? And furthermore, is there a way to get both?
We watched this film tonight as a large group (myself and the rest of my fellow first year Teaching Fellows) and naturally, had lots to discuss afterwards. I personally loved the feeling of my heart and calling intersecting with the work that I'm doing. It's been a while since I've had that and I truly appreciate it.