We have all heard the expression, "Opportunity Knocks". It conjures up images of something good coming your way. It could be a new friend, a promising new relationship, a new job, or a chance to get some thing that you've always wanted.
We owe it to our students to help them to see the opportunity that is being offered to them. We don't want them to have regrets of denying this opportunity later in their life. We are the adults, we have the wisdom of years; the long view. We have the moral authority to understand (as best as we can) how students think and how they learn. We need to know how we can talk with them to make them understand the opportunity that is being offered to them today and everyday that they are in school.
Opportunities that come from our public schools should not be in disguise. They should be made apparent and obvious to all of our students. We want them to take advantage of these educational opportunities and we want them to grow and improve because of these opportunities.