“I think compassion is the bedrock of leadership, unless you can empathize with ‘other’,… I don’t know that you can lead” – Bo Adams, Former Junior High School Principal
Bo Adams Blog and video above made me reflect back on our Advocacy class. Educational leadership is more than raising test scores. It is about making a difference in the lives of our students. What better way to do that than instilling a passion to serve others?
I like the way the The Westminster School emphasizes relevance and application of content. I’m intrigued by a class called Synergy which focuses on problem solving by integrating content from other classes. I wonder if character development could be integrated into the curriculum this way.
What are some ways that your school or school system instills compassion in students?