Yesterday I took a trip to the beautiful Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The beautiful museum is well set in a bountiful landscape of hills, trees, and forests. It was magnificent.
As I wandered the well-lit halls of the Museum, I was once again struck by how visiting places of beauty and art lift the soul and enrich the heart with regard to the work we do as educators. Educators have to regularly renew their energy and spirit to do our work well, and that renewal can occur in museums, nature preserves, parks, and historic sites. These magnificent places remind us of the potential humans hold for wonderful innovation, creation, and change, and these reminders will help us to spur our students on with promise.