Ego vero, ideo in eo quod didici

“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?

Seth Godin always gets me thinking . . . . icn.seths.head


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!


About gsstrojantalk

I grow people for a living and stretch myself for fun! I pursue a constant state of relentless restlessness and 'grow people' by creating conditions within which others around me choose to stretch. I want to explore the Why, How and What that I do, or believe that I do. These are musings and provocations. Oh, and I'm the proud Principal of Gananoque Secondary School, in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario.
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