Most people's lives are nuanced and complex, resisting a single narrative. When educators can amplify the stories of "limitless potential" they can help break down damaging stereotypes about teachers, communities and students.
Education consultant and speaker Alan November says if we want to move education forward, school leaders must start hiring teachers who are globally connected, embrace messy problems and aren't afraid to make their own learning transparent to students.
About 70 schools around the country are making a concerted effort to make caring central to school culture through the Making Caring Common project. When teachers give students the lead, spreading a culture of caring is more effective.