I feel strongly about using Twitter for professional growth. Each day, I run across dozens of great ideas shared by amazing educators across the world. Being involved with Twitter really has changed me professionally.
Every now and again, someone will share something short and to the point (which is the point of Twitter) that really changes my thinking about teaching and learning and what I can do to help improve learning experiences for students.
This quote made me have one of those moments:
This quote really resonated with me in two ways. First, this quote is something I’m realizing more and more the older I get: If you have an idea, go for it. It may be a risk, but isn’t it riskier to never know what might have happened if you didn’t try?
Second, and more importantly, this quote made me begin to think of how we can teach the kids we work with how they might be able to create the very opportunities they are waiting around for. How many of our students are secretly wanting to start some sort of club? How many are wanting to do a big project, but need more likeminded folks to help out? What could we share with students to help them get going on their own big idea?
I’ve just started thinking about how I might help students advocate for opportunities. Right now I have more questions than answers, but I might just start listening a little more closer to what kids are asking for to see how I might help them get there.