Pedagogy Before Technology Part 1: The Rant
Today I attended the Ohio eTech State Technology Conference. The day started of with physicist and Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku. He made us laugh, but I’m not sure I left the session with anything that will affect how or what I do anytime in the foreseeable future. I then headed down the hall to listen [...]
We’ve all been there, sitting in a meeting where you throw out what you thought was a good idea and within seconds…yah but this and yah but that. It is quite frustrating. It kills innovative ideas. It sets a tone where only ideas that fit into the box we live in are accepted. Last weekend [...]
Today is Going to be a Great Day.
I started my day off like most; shower, coffee, in the car for my 30 minute drive… Then the juices started flowing. I had a new thought. A potential solution to a dilemma I was faced with last week. Then, I hit a traffic jam that I knew was going to cause me to be [...]
Should Schools be Equal?
I have a question. Should all students have the option of getting an equal education? (Equal does not mean the same). Does anyone really need to think about this? If so, what is there to think about? The 6th largest district in the state of Ohio, nearly 21,000 K-12 students, failed another levy this week. [...]
We all have big grand ideas. Let’s call them elephants. Elephants are ideas we believe will change the world. Because of their enormity, it will take a long time to fully develop our elephants into a “doable” plan of action. It may take even longer to convince those around us that the elephant is a good idea. Many people will be scared of the elephant. Elephants are nice to look at from afar, but when it is time to get up-close and personal, most people will stay behind the fence and watch.
So how do we get our elephants to become reality? We eat the elephant. Yep, the entire elephant. So how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If you truly believe in an idea, take a small bite out of it each and every day. Spend at least 15 minutes doing something that will move your idea forward. It can be as simple as writing a blog post, reading an article, talking to someone or sketching notes. If every day you take one bite out of the elephant, over the course of days, months, and even years you will have eaten the entire elephant. Just think how satisfying that meal will be.
What is your elephant and what bite are you taking out of it today?