What might happen if we collectively took Seeger’s words to heart and this was our goal for 2015? If we spent an entire year focused on finding and sharing hopeful stories? If we looked in individual classrooms, in cities, plains and deserts, on the borders, and on reservations for stories of hope?
If we sat with little children, and medium-sized kids, and the big ones, too, and asked them: “What would you change if you could change anything about your school, our country, our world?” Would we see glimmers of hope?
What might happen if we created professional development for teachers that had as a goal to let stories of hope be known?