images I had an invigorating conversation with a colleague yesterday.  Upon reflection, I realized it was because the tone, words, and content of the dialogue were galvanizing.  Thoughts were candid.  Suggestions were constructive.  Discussion flowed both ways.  There was a mutual respect.  At the conclusion of the conversation, I began to give some thought to an idea I vowed I never would.  Because I was inspired.  Because our conversation had no limits.

When we engage with our kids, do we define limitations under which we set goals for them to achieve?  Or do we inspire, equip, and support them to drive far beyond any limitation we could possibly define?  Let’s be aware and intentional when we engage with our kids.  That is the key to inspiring meaningful learning.

About Sam LeDeaux

Administrator. Teacher. Learner. Coach. Chicago metro area. Passionate about kids, learning, and education. Follow me on twitter @sledeaux84 and at

2 responses »

  1. Love this Sam! Very true being intentional when engaging with students is essential….that’s how we build relationships.


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