Do we think differently, or have we just learned differently?
This post is part of a 10 day posting challenge issued by Tina Zita. You can’t be a connected educator if you don’t contribute. Sometimes we need a nudge to remember that if nobody shares, nobody learns. Thanks Tina!
You’ve felt that right?
You know, it happens when you say something like, “Why would we not just share that openly on a blog for everyone to see?” – and the room goes silent.
For those of us in the Lone Wolf Pack, this is our normal.
We are told that we “think differently”.
I’m not sure I buy that. I am not sure that I believe we “think differently”. I wonder if we have just been through very different learning experiences.
We have been learning as networked, connected learners for years – decades in fact. We have been learning in spaces yet to be discovered, yet to be respected, yet to be acknowledged by the status quo in our profession.
We have been learning different content. We have been learning through ideas.
Ideas just pop into our network all the time. Seeing and exploring new ideas daily, hourly, but the minute almost, is what we do.
We have had the time to share, converse, think through, research, challenge, ask about – to form thinking about – millions of ideas from around the world.
Then we throw out one of these ideas f2f, and silence.
We are called names, like “rogue“.
And that’s the problem.
Featured Image: Shared by Dr. Jackie Gerstein under a CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license
We Feel Lost – by Will Richardson
35 Years Later – by Tina Zita