Here at Never Summer, we have been working hard on a wide range of projects since edOS in June. We have been absent from the blog 😦
Truly… we were stunned by the huge quantity of amazing work resulting from the energy all educators brought to the table that day. We should have shared it all with you before now. Sorry. We just weren’t sure what to do with everything we learned. We didn’t truly understand what we held in our hands. But we get it now. And we’re ready to move forward with a few insights and hope you will chime in and add to the deep conversation.
Hey all you DTer’s! We’re on to something BiG! Stay tuned for more to come! [Here’s some pics… then READ ON!]
Connection is the engine of our future economy.
Seth Godin has a new book project coming out soon called The Titan. It promises to one of those once-in-a-lifetime-monster books that knocks you on your back side because you’re pretty sure it was written just for you. Me anyway.
The official title is What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind. Only a few sneak peek sample pages have been released so far. Judging from his last book–What To Do When It’s Your Turn–I’m expecting more greatness.
So I’m going to riff a bit on the new title… because in EdWorld these days, we’re all about mindset. Or we should be all about mindset.
Administrators need to change their mindsets. Educators need to change their mindsets. And students need to change their mindsets too.
All of us need to SHiFT!
But it’s SO hard.
Because we are SO entrenched.
In a model that is SO not productive anymore.
But we are SO comfortable.
That we will remain SO stuck in our ways.
Because it’s SO much easier.
To stay SO where we are.
Here is a tremendous thought from the Sufi mystic poet Hafez:
Give it a try. You can always go back. But for now…
What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?
I didn’t know it would/could be like this.
I’m not sure I like it… but I’ll try…
I told you so.
Yes! I knew this would happen!
I’m so glad I gave it a shot.
I wasn’t sure at first… but now that I see it…
We can change our minds in EdWorld if we want… if we choose.