Day 16 (of 188) Sometimes it’s hard…
A day of some mixed thinking. Innovating/Shifting/??? with education is always tricky. Sometimes it’s hard to make ‘big changes’ – like a move from report cards to eportfolios. To concepts like #geniushour and away from textbooks. Embracing anxiety and not just treating the behaviours.
Sometimes it’s hard – but then there are times when you get the surprise ‘pick me up’.
A tweet asking for some thinking around #geniushour leading to the realization that this ‘concept’ has a decade of work behind it.
A conversation at a hockey draft talking about eportfolios and extending the ‘good bye’ by a good 10 minutes talking about learning vs task completion.
A phone call from a parent worried about her son’s anxiety and a reinforced message that “he’s in a good place because we’re working on it together”.
Sometimes it’s the little things that really matter when education is making a shift and we realize that the next ten years won’t look much like the past ten years…and that’s a good thing, because it’s not that the past years were ‘bad’, it’s just that the future looks so good!