The Value of Giving

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR:

  • Giving and sharing resources with other educators will inspire joy and success in the classroom.
  • Educators are facing many challenges, but finding educational resources shouldn’t be one of them.
  • Education Blueprint is a platform that allows all teachers the ability to upload and download content, connect to fellow educators, and identify and share supporting classroom resources in all K-12 subject areas.

Impact. It may be the single word we educators can continue to agree upon as every other term around us evolves.

We each came into this profession with a desire to change the world, to create our envisioned future based on past experiences we would have personally changed, things we had to fight through, and advantages we believe everyone deserves access to.

It is in giving our resources that we will, in turn, give one another more joy and success in the classroom. Collectively giving creates IMPACT, an idea we can all get behind. Click To Tweet

And while no one can do everything, we can each do something. And that something is giving.

As educators, we have chosen a lane of service. In service, we see life as whole and connected. We empathize with the infinite needs surrounding us. We are optimistic in the capacity to solve our own problems. And with technology, we now have the capabilities to do so.

Those of us with power and privileges need to ask, How can we do better? How can we serve with intentionality in a way that aligns with our greatest skills, content knowledge, and pedagogy?

The global pandemic has left 1.725 billion children and youth around the globe learning in an Emergency Remote Teaching model. It has propelled teachers into an online learning atmosphere with the need to translate live, in-person instruction and pedagogy into online platforms.

School closures placed a spotlight on school learning factors such as household time, income, social and psychological capital, financial resources, and educational backgrounds. Thus, levels of access to critical resources for teachers and families became more apparent. And while we could continue listing all of the problems surrounding us this year, we have the potential to offer one another the solution.

The solution is found in giving.

The value of giving is our collective North Star. It is our vision for the world of education. It is found in identifying the systemic way to make the world of education more just and equal. It’s about intentionality and service. And it’s about every single one of us teachers.

Teachers are notably overwhelmed with the abundance of physical and digital information streams when switching to remote learning.

At Education Blueprint, we envision a world where all teachers have continued access to and knowledge of all digital education resources available to support classroom instruction and management. And therefore, providing equitable access to learning for children around the globe.

Built by research and curated by teachers, our interactive, collaborative website allows all teachers the ability to upload and download content. It allows them to connect to fellow educators, and to identify and share supporting classroom resources in all K-12 subject areas.

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We invite you this holiday season to share a favorite teaching resource. By doing so, you can change how teachers interact, communicate, work, learn, and generate new knowledge.

It is in giving that we will collectively solve the burden to sort through the abundance of digital content available to support our students. It is in giving our resources that we will, in turn, give one another more joy and success in the classroom. Collectively giving creates IMPACT, an idea we can all get behind.


About Kelly Pascarella

Kelly is a doctoral student in education with 16 years of teaching experience in grades K-8. She holds her Master’s Degree in Leadership & Administration and is a proud mother of three.