2. There is a fundamental truth with technology, everything breaks or fails at some point. The defining question is, how do you deal with it?
3. Impossible things do happen and they happen because of hard work! We start to limit ourselves when we are young saying, "that's something people like me don't do". We must share the power of possibility with our students so that they know opportunities exist for all of them.
4. Early success is a terrible teacher because it reinforces bad habits. Early failure is a wonderful teacher, that's how you learn...so fail and do it spectacularly!
5. If something is impossible now, with collective intellect and will it won't stay that way. Sending people into space is an amazing example that impossibility can always be re-defined!
6. We can only address the issues of the world by teaching our kids how to identify and how to solve real problems.
Let's take a lesson (or six) from Commander Hadfield by rethinking the word "impossible" and teaching our students (and reminding ourselves) that nothing is beyond our reach!