“The heroic educator is not an isolated, charismatic, or superhuman individual who hands down miraculous answers from on high. Instead, this is a person like us, who might say: “Come with me. We can do this together.” She could be a colleague who, by virtue of being a little farther down the road, can look back and say: “I’ve been there and it’s not so bad around the bend. Don’t worry. I know it feels pretty dark right here. But it gets light up ahead.” (Brown and Moffett, p. vii. 1999).
Brown, J. L. and Moffett, C. A. (1999). The Hero’s Journey: How Educators Can Transform Schools and Improve Learning. Arlington, VA. ASCD.