Transforming our educational system requires a keen analysis of the elements of the current system, including curriculum, teacher preparation, classroom practices, and assessment. Educators must also examine the mindsets and assumptions that drive our practice.
This is the analytical “head” work of education. But this can’t be effective unless educators apply the “heart” dimensions of love, passion and commitment: love of children, passion for positive change, and a commitment to the work that will bring it about. This, of course, also requires that educators engage in the “hands” work of direct change in classroom practice, assessment, etc.