Being current with technology/leadership practice/best teaching practice is no longer acceptable. You need to be an "around the corner" thinker. Well, what does that mean?
An around the corner thinker thinks in these kinds of ways:
- I'm not only learning a new technology/script/resource/leadership strategy/whatever. I'm learning how to apply it in my discipline and your discipline and how a kid might be able to use it, too.
- I'm not accepting that the time honored practice is the best way to do things, but after I have looked into 40-11 (pronounced forty-eleven) options, I am not so bold to say that your way is correct. And on top of that, I'm going to celebrate that you had the best idea in the first place.
- I understand that the decisions we make will effect a multitude of stakeholders. And when I realize that what is easiest for me or the schedule or my team may not be the best for my kids, I choose what's best for my kids EVERYTIME. Without exception.
Comments are welcome and encouraged,