“Everything that needs to be said has already been said.  But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Andre’ Gide

Is it possible that we weren’t listening, that we didn’t hear that profound, life changing truth, that desperate cry for help?  Maybe we were distracted, not really present, somehow blinded by …..??  Hmm…  Maybe we lacked the empathy or understanding to hear.  Maybe we need to listen again so we could hear for the first time.  Does it need to be said again and again?  How can we prepare to hear?  How can we prepare students and staff and administrators to hear?  Aristotle said it well.

“For as bats’ eyes are to daylight so is our intellectual eye to those truths which are, in their own nature, the most obvious of all.”

How much we miss!

Fran McGreevy from Root-Ed  –  Leadership and Learning

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