Wow. I’ve done it. 12 months, 12 concepts. 48 posts. Around 17,000 words. That is a lot a naval-gazing.
In those 12 months I have learned that
- All facts are wrong
- Ideas come from other people
- New ideas are troublesome
- Bees are not a pedagogical invention (but we’ll miss them when they’re gone)
- You don’t have to be a student to learn something
- Some people think my phone is cleverer than me
- Learning taxonomies only speak one version of the truth
- People learn in different ways (but that’s ok)
- I have to learn when to shut up
- Collaboration is conflict
- Clever systems need clever people
- I have to be prepared to unlearn things too
This has been a really useful thing to have done, and a real test of discipline. That said, I think the one thing that I was lacking last year was other people to bounce ideas off. Therefore, I’m taking a break from weekly blogging to think about what to do next. Thanks to Ros for contributing her thoughts to the debate about Professional Learning Communities.
Ta da, Chris