The Making Commons

Most of the time as educators, we try to act like we have it all together. Well, this is so tiring. Also saying “fake it until you make it” is deceptive as well. If we model this state of “everything is fine”, students and colleagues never see how messy and beautiful learning really is. I’ve been reading and thinking a great deal about innovation this past year and to be innovative is to be perceived by others as a bit loony. You have to envision what is not yet there. This takes courage as others will critique what you are doing as it is easier to sit on the educational side lines and heckle.

Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together. ~Terri Guillemets

I’m sitting at my kitchen on this early, cold February morning re-editing this post that I started last October. What happened? Life! Part of being a…

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