A successful life…

Been thinking a lot lately about what constitutes a successful life.  How do I prepare my kids to be successful?  Whose definition of success do I use when measuring? Does trying to prepare kids for a successful life ultimately doom them to be forever chasing someone else’s dreams and never lead them to success?

common core standards and it’s writers have certainly stepped in to define success for us…

Do we simply need to step back and let each kid define success, and allow them the space and freedom to exercise their right to determining what success is?

The video below is worth your time (Thank you Aimee Bogush for sharing it with me), and so this Q & A with Neil Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo.
 And maybe being successful is not building a Guatemalan medical clinic…maybe being successful is just being ordinary.

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