Seth Godin posted on the subject of math. He suggested, ‘we need to get focused and demanding and relentless in getting good at math, at getting our kids good at math and not standing by when someone lets themselves (and thus us) off the hook.’ It took me a long time before I found a math teacher who communicated with clarity to guide my proficiency in math. Once I did find such a coach it transformed my reaction to encountering word problems.
Who are you spending time with and being relentless in adding value to their journey? These are the individuals who will remember you forever. Which teachers from your elementary school years can you name? What made them remarkable?
When we take our expertise (thinking like a scientist) and share them so they are accessible (talking like a truck driver) the pursuit of something greater is possible.