Season’s Greetings from Your Friends at DreamBox

Reflections on finding and giving the perfect gift

It’s that time of year when we rack our brains trying to find the perfect gift. Whether it’s for a loved one, friend, co-worker, or any of the myriad people who make our lives easier (the assistant at daycare, the mailperson, the hairdresser or barber, etc.), it’s the same thing every year—what do I get for fill-in-the-blank? And, the more people you buy for, the more challenging it becomes to personalize. It can be overwhelming. Sound familiar?

Administrators and teachers know better than anyone the challenges of differentiating at scale, because you do it every day. To help every child succeed, you have to meet every child where they are and provide them with the best educational experiences you can. You strive to know every one of your kids—their likes and dislikes, where they excel and where they struggle—and you try every day to give them what they need to succeed.

You may not realize it, but your passion to do that—day in and day out—is a gift. In fact, there’s this quote that pops up on Facebook and Pinterest every now and again that makes the point more eloquently than we ever could:

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

This popular adage has been mistakenly attributed to everyone from Picasso to Shakespeare, and the jury’s still out on who really coined the expression. Still, it’s a sentiment worth reflecting on during this season of giving, and one we wanted to share with all our friends in education. We’re so glad that you found your perfect gift, and grateful you’ve chosen to give it away. Thank you for all your do for students all year long. Season’s Greetings to you and yours.

Kristen Ramaley

Kristen Ramaley

Director of Marketing at DreamBox Learning
Kristen is a strong believer in the idea that every student learns differently and has spent the past 8 years working in edtech exploring different approaches to teaching and learning. When she is not behind a computer engaging with educators, she can be found hiking in the mountain passes surrounding her native city of Seattle, or on her paddle board with her furry companion Isla.
Kristen Ramaley