I’ve chuckled lately about the use of the word opportunity to describe every challenge, shortcoming, and failure of a school district. The word opportunity has held such a positive connotation in my world, so it is strange to see it cloaking the language surrounding ineffective and inefficient systems of learning. Opportunities for me hold promise and possibility. Opportunities are the next chance to solve something for someone. Opportunities are all unique in nature as they exist in systems that have their own ingredients. The other thing about opportunities that has always struck me is the energy flow that surrounds them. Opportunities trending the right way seem to have positive energy and momentum while opportunities with a more distant solution seem to have chaotic energy.