Education – We’re In It Together

In 2002 Steve Goodier wrote the following, “Each student needs experience as well as instruction. Each student needs to know how to solve problems of various kinds. They need to grow in character as well as knowledge. They need to understand that making mistakes is part of life and what’s important is how we learn from them so they are not made again. They need self-assurance as well as the ability to listen well and work with others. Students need to understand and appreciate the past, yet feel optimistic about the future. Each student needs to know the value of lifelong learning in order to keep a curious and active mind. They need to grow in understanding of others and become a student of the spirit. They need to learn to be respectful towards others and set high standards for themselves. They will need love and encouragement, so that they might be filled with love and goodness.”

Although written in 2002, Mr. Goodier pointed out different facets that have always been a part of Borden County ISD. We expect the best from our students each and every day. We hold each child accountable and provide direction and instruction as needed. We temper this expectation with love and kindness and equally praise them when they reach goals and are successful.

Pierre de Coubertin (considered the father of the modern Olympic Games) stated the following in 1896, “The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.”

There will be struggles, disappointments and triumphs. This is a fact in life.

Research suggests that students held accountable (learning & social responsibility) and supported by adults (discipline & nurture) may be the single most important aspect of how and why children succeed in school and life.

We must view parents and teachers as partners in education. Why? As philosopher George Santayana simply said, “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”

We strongly believe that one child’s future may depend upon the influence that we all can provide….and because of this, something remarkable happens.

No young person is ever ordinary in our classrooms. We teach each child as if the future of the world depends on their instruction….because it does.