Franklin once said that there are three sorts of people in the world: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move.
We know what he meant. Some people don’t see the need for change and don’t want to. They squat like boulders in a stream while the flow of events rushes around them. Best advice is to leave them alone. Tide and time are on the side of transformation, and the currents of change may leave them behind.
There are those who are movable. They see the need for change. They may not know what to do, but they’re open to being convinced and to act if they are. Work with them and go where their energy is. Form partnerships and make dreams and plans.
And there are those who move: the change agents who can see the shape of a different future and are determined to bring it about through their own actions and by working with others. They know that they don’t always need permission.
As Mahatma Gandhi said, if you want to change the world, you must be the change you want to see. Because when enough people move, that is a movement. And if the movement has enough energy, that is a revolution. And in education, that’s exactly what we need today.