Over the last couple of weeks I have been at two conferences, well, kind of. Last week I was in Auckland for CEFPI Australasian Conference, and via the Twitter-feed at Edutech over the last couple of days.
Lots of similar messages across both…
recognition of the changing times
calls to action
challenging the status quo
engaging and inspiring students
equipping the educators
raising up leaders
role of technology
As well as the use of the ubiquitous ‘21st Century’ descriptor – which, by now, after 13% behind us, we need to drop.
We’ve heard from the rock stars, the practitioners and thought-leaders. So what are you going to do about it?
Will you be a change agent, a learning activist, culture architect, idea-factory or will you gaze out of the window daydreaming about good times in conference-land and stay as you are?
So while it is fresh in your mind it’s time to make a new year resolution – this new year start June 2013, who says it has to be 1 Jan?
All around us there are circumstances and situations that need to change, but there is only so much you can do. So make a few motherhood statements of your own and stick to your guns.
Here are some to start you off:
Change starts with me. It will be hard, but it will be worth it.
I will work with my colleagues or I will find at least one other person to collaborate with
Leaders are readers – what will be on my reading list?
My students will work together
The furniture in my working/learning space will be conducive to collaboration and connection
I will encourage, embrace and support young educators
I will never say ‘back-in-my-day’
I will try new ideas/ways
What else can you think of?
Be the change, make a difference, take every opportunity.
Happy new year, kind of!