- The story of the blogger’s dad is shared to demonstrate the power of reinventing oneself.
- Growth is the heart of reinvention and we won’t fulfill our fullest potential without it.
- Teach students skills so that each individual can invent and continuously reinvent themselves.
The Power of Reinvention: The Story of My Dad
My father is one of the most profound educators I know. He taught countless students. My father has dedicated his life to educating others in becoming the best versions of themselves, including myself. He understands that the true power of education lies in giving people the tools to invent and reinvent themselves countless times over a lifetime.
While his greatest role he played was that of being my dad, I have also witnessed him be a mechanical and nuclear engineer, professor of health care administration for PhD students, work for NASA, own his own consulting business, and be an avid gardener, world traveler, and an amazingly talented artist. He taught me that to live a life well-lived, you must be able to adapt, change course, and be open to living many lives. You must be able to reinvent yourself.To live a life well-lived, you must be able to adapt, change course, and be open to living many lives. You must be able to reinvent yourself. Click To Tweet
The Power of Reinvention: Growth
Reinvention lies in leveraging everything you’ve ever done—the successes, the failures, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It involves the very real and often unappreciated skills, insights, and expertise you gained along the way.
It’s essential to be happy that we continue to grow and change. Growth is the heart of reinvention and we won’t fulfill our fullest potential without it.
In Better Than Before, bestselling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says: “For a happy life, it’s important to cultivate an atmosphere of growth – the sense that we’re learning new things, getting stronger, forging new relationships, making things better, helping other people.”[scroll down to keep reading]
The essence of education is in teaching students the hard and soft skills so that each individual can invent and continuously reinvent themselves throughout their lifetime in order to realize their full potential as an individual and make the greatest impact possible on the world around them. Each individual alive has this innately in them, regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, or socioeconomic background.
In order to reinvent oneself, you must take what you have learned and failed in doing and leverage that to make improvements and changes to learn and grow and become better than ever before. That is the essence of human happiness. If this is true for the individual, shouldn’t this be what all humans strive to do in any family, job, industry, and country that we exist in?
The Power of Reinvention: Education Blueprint
We at Education Blueprint put the power of reinvention at the core of our existence. We break down barriers to help K-12 educators provide the tools necessary for all learners. Regardless of background, we encourage all to become the best versions of themselves. Education Blueprint operates with the belief that hardships may occur, like that of COVID-19, and have a huge impact on educators across the globe.
What sense does it make then, to go back to the status quo as nothing ever happened? Education Blueprint harnesses the power of ALL teachers, across school districts, counties, cities, states, countries, and socioeconomic statuses, to overcome education’s biggest challenges inside and outside of the classroom.
About Laura Lisien
Laura Lisien is currently the business manager of Education Blueprint. She has a deep understanding and love of nonprofit management. In 2003, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Museum Management. She later went on, in 2006, to receive her Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon.
From there, she furthered her business acumen in the Public Sector for more than six years at Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy and Operations practice. She worked with clients such as Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Maine Department of Medicaid and Medicare on technology and finance projects.
Her love of nonprofit management, especially pertaining to education organizations, has led her to take on her current role of Nonprofit Manager at Education Blueprint. Her goal is to set-up, run and manage the organization’s nonprofit structure in order to maximize the benefit of the website for all teachers. She is also a dedicated wife and mother of two boys and is an active member in her community.