Happy New Year!
If we haven’t met before, I’m Christina Oliver, the Executive Director of Classroom, Inc., the creator of Read to Lead. I’m the mother of two middle schoolers, a former New York City teacher, and have spent the last 15 plus years creating and bringing high quality (no cost!) curriculum to educators like yourself.
As I reflect on 2019, I’m reminded more than ever of the need for fearless leadership in our world. For the last two decades, challenges within education and society have been increasingly pressing.
We are seeing more and more youth take a stand on issues that matter to them. We are witnessing a moment of awakening around the world, and we need fearless leaders to come together to tackle these challenges.
This is why Classroom, Inc. exists. We created Read to Lead, our learning games and curriculum, to deeply engage students in literacy AND leadership.
Read to Lead is the right educational solution to help educators develop leaders to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s leaders must have both the mindset and skills to confront and improve these issues for generations to come. Youth will need to be critical readers, clear communicators, and strong writers to build a wide knowledge base and contribute to the larger dialogue. That is literacy.
They will need to understand and tackle big problems. They will need to work with others who have diverse perspectives and to build coalitions. They will need the ability to seek input and information from many viewpoints, to collect data, and make informed and tough decisions with a strong ethical foundation. That is leadership.
Our work continues, and I’m excited by the possibilities the new year holds.
Here’s to 2020 and helping even more teachers empower and create the next generation of readers and leaders!