Head to one of your favorite blogs. Write a companion piece to their penultimate post.
One of the first blogs that caught my eye and heart when I began blogging two and a half years ago is the wonderful http://www.weescoops.wordpress.com/. Today she wrote a fantastic post calling Finding the Path to Beauty, I hope the link here will bring you to her insightful post http://www.weescoops.wordpress.com/findingthepathtobeauty/
Education is such an important part of our society and our lives. What gets lost, I think in the huge subject that is education, is just how subjective it is; for every different ideology there is a a different expectation in educational results and methodologies. Personally, I believe that the best education and the best educators are the ones that help fan the sparks of creative and analytical thinking. Having the responsibility and the ability to instill and pass on the tools that allow students to take facts and resources and distill them through the prism of their own critical thinking filters gives them more than just knowledge, it arms them with flexible and perceptive logical reasoning, something so vastly important in this digital age. We don't want to educate parrots, we want to educate independent thinkers and hopefully a few philosophers along the way.
In terms of beauty, I think that there is nothing more beautiful than a pair of wise, empathetic and soulful eyes. Eyes that are wide awake and ready for the world and everything in it.