At this time of year, I’m often absorbed in reading about the year that was and the year ahead. Goals, predictions, and nostalgic reviews are read, tweeted and shared in many places like Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and here on this blog. However, this year I headed into the Chistmas break feeling rather unplugged, and that has continued through to tonight. I’m currently on a ski holiday and other than posting a few photos online and keeping up with a bit of email, I am still pretty unplugged. Even now, I’ve chosen to write, rather than read and connect.
That said, I’m still thinking (like many of you) about the year ahead and what it will bring… Or more importantly, what I will make of it! Starting in November of 2011, when I was creating my K12Online ‘Transforming Education‘ video presentation, followed by my ‘Let’s Transform Education‘ conversation starter in early 2012, I’ve been trying to focus on the idea that education is not broken! I think that if we want to create an innovative and exciting future, we can’t do it from a perspective that things need repairing or fixing. Instead, we need a perspective where transformations can occur; Where we take current ideas of what works, and question, “In the amazing world we live in… What’s possible in education?”
I’ve decided that I plan to do a lot of sharing in the new year. I want my learning to be visible and open. I’ll blog more frequently (twice a month isn’t enough), I’ll podcast regularly (I have many recordings to work with from my interviews for my K12 Online presentation), and I’ll start sharing my love for photography again. I will also work on adding my voice, and hopefully some more voices, on the Inquiry Hub‘s Hub Blog.
I learn so much from the process of sharing. I’m forced to look at thinks differently, to justify my thoughts, and even admit my shortcomings. I think that I have been unintentionally holding back things I should be sharing because my work is less than perfect… Meanwhile I have this incredible network that can help me make what I’m doing better! That’s my new perspective for 2013. Share more!
What about you?