My friend and colleague RJ Webber graduated today - again.
He is now Dr. RJ Webber!
Dr. Webber is a wonderful mentor to me. He has a passion and a love for learning!
Dr. Webber has helped me understand that education is not about getting a grade or passing a class. Grades and passing a class have their place.
But the true value in education is understanding.
Understanding more about ideas.
Understanding more about how things work.
Understanding more about yourself.
Dr. Webber helps me see that my life's task is not about making sure that students get good grades or high test scores - although those things have their place.
No - my life's task is about seeing that students learn to value learning.
Dr. Webber has helped me see that what is important in my life is making sure that the students who I have a chance to impact are willing to struggle and stretch and work hard to understand the lessons that they need to learn.
Dr. Webber has helped me see that what is important in my life is making sure that I am willing to struggle and stretch and work hard to understand the lessons that I need to learn.
Congratulations Dr. Webber. You have learned and you have taught your lessons well!