How does your middle school encourage passion and purpose in your students?
Can't say I agree with everything Brian Cox says but I like his statement "Turn students into professional thinkers who have full responsibility for their own understanding".
It does not need to be hard to do. I can happen by planning curricula with creative elements for students. And it is vital to do so in adolescent education.
Adolescent Success Inc. (formerly MYSA Middle Years of Schooling Association)
Adolescent Success, P.O. Box 2175 Toowong 4066, QLD, Australia