She’s the young and dedicated headteacher of a primary school in England. Many of her students come from vulnerable and impoverished families. For her, success isn’t measured purely by test scores. Success is seeing students’ eyes light up in wonder and in fostering a love of lifelong learning. Success is seeing students who might be overlooked at other schools, find a way to shine and gain self-confidence. She’s introduced scouting, art classes, and band to supplement the academics. She organizes visits and outings to bring the curriculum alive.
The teachers and staff at the school think that their headteacher is wise beyond her years. They appreciate her educational approach and hope she knows that she’s making a real difference in the lives of their students.
Cinabrite is a dynamic and joyful stone. It encourages independent thinking and taking personal responsibility for ushering in positive change. It inspires us to lead by example and to stay true to our ideals. Cinabrite teaches us to be creative in our problem-solving, while staying clear about our ultimate goal. It reminds us that life is meant to be enjoyed and that learning needn’t be a strictly solemn affair. Cinabrite is an excellent totem stone for educators who nurture and inspire the next generation.