Today is the 143 Day (a national day of kindness in honor of Fred Rogers), and I am very excited and honored to be celebrating the launch of the Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning campaign! Tomorrow is inspired in many ways by Fred Rogers and his empathetic, child-centered, wholly unique approach to learning. “Often, when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else,” Fred Rogers once said. That’s exactly where we find ourselves now.
The number 143 means ‘I love you.’ It takes one letter to say ‘I’ and four letters to say ‘love’ and three letters to say ‘you.’ One hundred and forty-three. ‘I love you.’ Isn’t that wonderful? – Fred Rogers
When it comes to learning, I have three kids who all learn very differently. That being said, I have taught myself many ways to help each of them learn and excel while learning at right here at home. This has not been an easy task. I have always had great respect and love for teachers, and this experience has only magnified that. I think I have learned all children, not just my own, take great happiness in being seen and understood. My kids flourish when given the attentive and supportive responses they crave from adults. Our Zoom class meetings are what they look forward to the most right now, education with a deeper connection. I am so thankful we have the technology to keep learning even online, and stay connected with our class.
I am so thankful for the love and kindness our teachers have shown during this crazy time. Many teachers have spent one on one calls with my child who struggles with a certain subject. We have had many teachers call or email to check in on us. I am overwhelmed by the overall love and support form our schools. This really helped my kids through this difficult and strange time. I’m trying my best to give them an education at home, while instilling qualities that give us hope for a brighter future! ️That’s my something else, to teach my kids the values and characteristics that matter most in this life.
I think the future of learning needs a mixture of great technology, more hands on learning, and incredible teachers who build our kids up and make them excited to be in the classroom!
The Tomorrow campaign is focused on asking what we can do today to make tomorrow a more promising place for every learner. This campaign will put a spotlight on the ideas of others, elevate our community’s questions and thoughts, and help all of us prepare for whatever the future may bring. From May-October 2020, Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning will host a series of virtual meet-ups and workshops, youth documentaries and podcasts, social media chats and exchanges of life lessons. Grants will help equip educators to forge the future of learning.
For virtual event schedules and more information, visit here!
I am looking forward to tuning in to these!
The Tomorrow campaign recognizes that what sustains us through exceptional times like these are the essential qualities that make us human—our capacity for love, the power of our relationships, and the strength we get from belonging to a society that is capable of working together to do so much more than any one of us can do on our own. Tomorrow is exploring what we can do today to make tomorrow a more promising place for all learners.
My hope is to continue to teach my children the power kindness holds, and how they can make a difference in this world to create a better tomorrow! What’s your “something else” that you think can make tomorrow a better place? Share using #RemakeTomorrow and tag @RemakeLearning