Seemingly eight or nine nights for the past several weeks my family and I were caught up in the American Idol phenomena. Thirty-eight million Americans joined us in watching the show's finale. I am encouraged that it is still possible to bring generations together around a wholesome event. In addition to being wildly entertaining, American Idol offers many lessons for educators.
All sorts of kids have talents we have yet to discover The extraordinary drive and talent of the young adults participating in American Idol should remind us of the untapped potential in our students.