Every Bridge Needs a Good Foundation
The Golden Gate Bridge is not only an iconic landmark, it is a feat of engineering. The soaring red towers are easily recognized by people around the globe. Everyone marvels at it great span, and the intricate design of its supports. However, without the ever important, but not as photogenic, foundation, the Golden Gate would be in the San Francisco Bay.
Like all bridges, the bridge between cultures, countries, and concepts requires a strong and well laid foundation. In education, this foundation is built by experience, experiments, and general knowledge.
The greatest foundational pillar of education is reading. Through reading bridges can be build to every subject across the curriculum. Fine literature provides the bricks and mortar for bridges to other lands and creative imaginations. With reading, we can become life long, independent learners. We can also grow to understand our neighbors down the street and on the other side of the globe.
This call to well founded education is part of our mission. Educating the promise of tomorrow and encouraging them to never stop learning, while also bridging the gap between those with educational opportunity and those lacking the basic freedom to an education.
Global Learn Day seeks to build good, solid bridges. Bridges between teachers and students. Bridges across oceans and continents. Bridges that span the old and the new, that bring together generations and point us to the future by embracing our past.
The bridges we are looking to build are ones that will stand the test of time and continue to grow. Our bridges need good foundations, though, just like the Golden Gate. We strive to inspire young and old alike to delve deep into their knowledge base in order to share with others, but also to fortify that base with new learning and the motivation to grow.
Through continual learning and outreach to others, we can build a solid bridge that will one day envelope the world in educational unity. There are so many who still need access to education, and many who are not using their access to the fullest potential. The foundation of our prospects and purpose can only be strengthened by coming together as One Planet, One People to learn more and pass on the richness of our knowledge treasure trove.
How can you help us fortify our foundation? What knowledge do you have to share? Have you learned something new today?
Come build along with us…never stop learning, always seek ways to share what you know!