“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”
I am a practitioner – a classroom educator who works to share the good, bad, and ugly parts of my practice with other educators in an effort to demystify the processes of learning and teaching.
If we are to truly embrace learning as a process, we need to not only acknowledge the moments of struggle, we need to celebrate them. The learning zone is inherently uncomfortable, for students and educators, and when we take time to deconstruct our mistakes (our ‘Beautiful Oops‘) we develop our metacognition and our ability to strategically action plan and set goals for growth. At the end of the day its not about what we produce, its about what we DO.
So, with support from mentors and frolleagues (friends + colleagues), I decided to take a risk and share my professional inquiry and practice with others, to invite them into my own learning process, and hopefully inspire them to try new things and consider thier own practice in new and innovative ways.