Our antique bronze compass lapel pin is a great gift for your entire staff. It’s an excellent reminder that as educators our focus should be in the direction of helping students learn and succeed. Read the powerful story in its entirety below.
Each pin comes individually packaged on a full color message card that reads:
- Exclusively designed pin measures ⅝" diameter.
- High quality, die struck metal pin with butterfly clutch backing.
- Mix and match all same-priced lapel pins for volume discounts.
When traveling in unfamiliar territory, explorers frequently consult their compasses to ensure they have not lost their way or are not headed in a direction away from their destination.
The value of a compass is that it defines one direction—north. All other directions can be determined and selected or rejected based on this knowledge.
As educators, we also need to consult our professional compass. Rather than showing north, our compass needs to point directly at helping students learn.
Every issue, every decision, and every expenditure of an organizational resource—human or financial—must be judged on its consistency with the point of our compass. If we are clear and consistent in our pursuit of and support for student learning, we can monitor our direction and adjust our course with relative ease.
Like explorers, we need to frequently consult our compass and adjust our course accordingly. However, our compass is not something we can carry in our pocket.