Life’s journey is always filled with detours, re-routing, and even roadblocks. As I reread that sentence, it hits the mark of the past 18 months. All of our routines, life plans, and employment changed. This would be my creative movement to find myself and there were crickets. I mean NOTHING.
I truly enjoy and appreciate my teaching position. Entering my 29th year in education and I can see the next chapter on the horizon. I’ve always loved technology and enjoy helping others with efficient tricks and/or tools. Working remotely has always intrigued me, yet that path hasn’t shown itself to me, yet. I guess largely because I’m still focused on my current full-time position and that is fine.
This brings me to a “Positive Pivot” moment. We all need it and I believe most people want it too. The current mask arguments are a mystery to me. People are so mad at each other, yet most would help someone in need in a heartbeat. It is time to choose my attitude with empathy, not anger, but with selflessness.
I find myself teaching middle schoolers the same digital citizenship lessons as the adults in my life. Both messages are helping them find safe passage on the internet while being part of a social media group. Both are important and need guidance.
“Share the Learning” has always been the cornerstone of my teaching and learning career. I have harvested many great ideas and methods from others. This community or professional learning network, has always been positive and so willing to help each other. What an amazing gift to give or receive.
I want to heighten this “Share the Learning” approach, with respect and empathy. We are people of a caring and giving nature. Currently, it feels like our government leaders care more about their parties than all people. We have the power to care for each other and listen first. It is time to move forward together, one smile and an act of kindness at a time.
Here is my “Positive Pivot” plan. I hope to use this platform to post a regular message that shares a cool tech tool. That tool will include the benefits it brings, with the human element of giving, sharing, and empathy. That sounds like quite a bundle and it is. Most of technology is really cool, with good to great intentions. Tech is a tool that needs human management, for the good of the community. Here We Go!