Monday, August 20, 2018
“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Homes
Coming home on the train after a good day with new students from across the globe. They are eager to learn and expand their understanding of the world as they learn English. They come from so many interesting places: Japan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, the Ukraine, Mexico, Canada, Chad, and the list goes on.
Once they begin to discover so much more about the cultures around them, they see this new knowledge as the gateway to a more expansive worldview and deeper human connections.
At the moment when we assume that we have the world figured out, the potential for growth wanes and fossilizes. Elasticity of thought dissipates.
However, every time I walk into the classroom, I try to be humble enough to see that I could on the verge of new discoveries.
I relish in that feeling.
Posted by Randall Davis at 7:12 AM