- I believe that it's very difficult for educators to stay current and relevant without PLN connections. Okay, I'm Connected, Now What - Tom Whitby
- I believe that the very nature of learning is becoming a combination of crowd sourcing and small personal learning teams. Two Roads to Innovation - George Couros
- I believe that the joy, and reward of learning is found in personal meaning and shared appreciation. The Science of Passion Based Learning - PLP Network
- I believe that educators should continually ask themselves "why", and also publicly list their educational beliefs. Start with Why - The Power of Student Driven Learning - Shelley Wright
The question that is puzzling me tonight is...
If our most experienced educators aren't currently establishing relevancy through PLN connections, how can they expect to achieve this in their later years?
This same collection of leaders all agree that lifelong learning is a foundation of our district mission, and profession.
Many of the folks that I describe are respected mentors that have provided guidance, direction, and opportunities to many of my colleagues and me. I am now asking them to stay viable, relevant, and connected by sharing to a larger classroom. I guess I am also saying that I will miss many of them when they're gone.
Lifelong learning should be more than lip service.