Think about the things you are passionate about. Does it drive everything you do? Are you given the time to pursue that passion?
How about your kids? Are they given the chance to really pursue their passions?
As an educator and former teacher, I know how hard it is to not only teach the content that the government requires, but to also drive education from student led passion. When students are passionate about their learning, they will be excited to learn. This is something that all teachers want for their students: excitement to learn.
Did you know that most teachers spend more than $800 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms? I used to spend no less than $1,000-$2,000 of my own money each year.
Staples, everyone’s favorite office & school supply store, is building on its decades-long support of teachers, students and education with a $10 million pledge to support Think It Up™. Think It Up, a program launched by The Entertainment Industry Foundation, is a new movement created to inspire students to pursue their passions through student-powered, teacher-led learning projects with support from Staples for Students.
As a lead donor, Staples has teamed up with multi-talented recording artist, actor and Think It Up Ambassador Nick Jonas to help raise awareness of the need to support learning projects in classrooms across the country. The public awareness campaign encourages students to collaborate with their teachers on projects that will help innovate their classroom experience.
I truly believe that students can learn what is expected by pursuing their passions as long as their wonderful teachers have access to the materials and supplies that can help to make it all possible. Support the Think It Up program!