My mind has been far from blogging these past weeks. With the Olympic Cauldron burning brightly in Vancouver there seems to be little else vying for my attention. The tidal wave of Canadian patriotism that has hit Vancouver is palpable. If you ever get the chance to attend an Olympic event in your own country don't miss it.
I wonder though if it is possible to capture all that energy and enthusiasm and bend it to other endeavours. Imagine stirring your class or community to such a degree that they would all throw their support and skills into bringing something to fruition. There are many lessons to be taken away from watching the elite athletes of the world perform. Stories about determination, goal setting, triumph against crushing odds, love, support and following a dream.
What will you learn? How will you inspire your students and colleagues?
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Inukshuk at English Bay, the symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games