One thing that I have been thinking about is what the ideal school (if there is such a thing) should look like. Perhaps this is a false statement, in that it should look different in different places, cultures, or for different students. At the same time I have been questioning if this is even a worthwhile question since it is so impractical. But I think there is merit to asking it, so that I can have priorities in my mind on what to fight for. I am just a classroom teacher, but I have come to understand that I can have more influence than I sometimes realize through conversations with my colleagues, principal, other leaders in my district, and my contacts on-line. So anyway I would like to give a shot at expressing my view of it.