At CCTM (the Colorado state Math Teachers Conference) last week, I had the opportunity to present an ignite. When I sat down to write my thoughts on everything I wanted to say, I came up with what you see below. Now, for those that know what an Ignite is, its intended to deliver a powerful message in just five minutes. What you see below is well beyond five minutes so I was forced to do some editing for the Ignite presentation. I am including a link to the video in case you want to watch that as well.