The IMMOOC journey is the epitome of innovation! When you are having fun, are engaged, and find relevance in your own learning… TIME FLIES! After 6 weeks of breaking down and rebuilding my mindset, I find myself with more enthusiasm than ever before. I am full of ideas, reflection, and energy as I head into week 7 of “innovative leading.”
A NEW MINDSET. One that has been shaped and formed by many hands. I cannonballed into IMMOOC knowing that my life, not only as an educator but as a mother, wife, daughter, and friend, would never be the same. Little did I realize that the relationships formed through blogging would impact me in a way unlike any other.
If I am being R.E.A.L. , there are so many posts that have touched my life, from Mike Mohammad, Tara Martin, to Annick Rauch and countless others in-between It is so easy to continue to grow with their posts and views as they are the foundational family to my blogging. So I challenged myself weeks ago to read more, reflect more, and open myself to others as that is what this journey is truly about.
Then came the final blogging challenge of the season. George Couros asked us to reflect on 3 other posts. Challenge accepted. Here are 3 that resonated within me:
CHANGE STARTS WITH ME by Jillian Schulte
“The more we believe in the power of “me” (the power of our own ability to initiate change) the stronger will be our power of “we” (our collective ability to move the needle forward).”
Why Are We Still Assigning Homework? by Katie Martin
“As we think about what it means to be “smart” and what we will value, we have to acknowledge that information is abundant and rather memorizing and regurgitating content, we need students and educators who can learn, think, and act in ways that create new and better opportunities for those we serve. This requires that we examine traditions in education, like homework that may actually get in the way of learning and innovation.”
“In the spirit of trying new things, I’m going with Tumbler for my blog and sketch noting my takeaways from Innovator’s Mindset.”
I am not ending this #IMMOOC season with week 6… I am simply taking the fire lit under me and burning a new path in my journey! Let’s light the world on fire… together!