“I publish, therefore I learn”
This is my new koan: Can we know that learning is taking place in the absence of sharing one’s new thinking or wondering?
Shortly after reading his blog post, “Uninformed or ignorant,” I came across my seven year old daughter on a Saturday morning kneeling at the coffee table with her rubber band kit, loom and iPad. She had ‘confidently looked up’ a how-to video on YouTube, was ‘learning’ and ‘processing’ how to make bracelets out of the bands using her new loom.
So, I thought to myself, ‘how long is it going to be before she ‘publishes’ her results on Instagram or, better yet, pursues making her own how-to video?
If providing “Guided Mastery” in our classrooms doesn’t become our imperative, God help us!