May you live in interesting times. Comes from the Chinese saying “时势造英雄”(pin-yin shi shi zao ying xiong), which means heroes (or leaders, depending upon your interpretation) are best created in turbulent eras. We most assuredly are in some interesting times. And I suspect that many of those heroes that we’ll create and need in the next few years are the students in our schools today. You’re probably teaching some (all?!) of them right now.
Tony Ryan (Australian educational guru – author of ‘The Thinking Keys’ which I use for starters etc)