At Fiest Elementary in the Cy-Fair school district of Houston, signs outside each classroom remind students that teachers were once students, too.
In doing so, these signs emphasize the value of higher education to kids who are still in primary education.
Every so often during the Q&A at the end of my author visits, a student asks if (and/or where) I went to college. What this shows is that a teacher (or a parent) has already planted the seed of the importance of college in a young mind. These Fiest signs reinforce that every day.