From: Teachers.Net on
http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/todd-nelson/the-soil-of-learning/

A very brief but illuminating article:
The Soil of Learning by school principal Todd Nelson

To be a successful farm or school, we must nurture that which nurtures
us—we’re only as good as our soil, after all. Maintaining the soil is
as important as the price we get at market for a bushel of our corn.
We are not interested in mere short-term production, but in
stewardship of the land, developing both orchard and cash crop. Read
it at
http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/todd-nelson/the-soil-of-learning/
- you'll be glad you did.

Kathleen