One of my biggest next steps is how I record the process and the journey - over the past few weeks I have felt a bit uncertain and feel like my project has been put on the back burner but when I look back at what I have done even within the first couple of weeks of school, I have actually achieved a lot.
When talking with my Google Innovator Mentor I was able to sound board possible reasons for this. It came down to 'wanting to get to the final product' and this is kind of what I felt at the beginning of the journey last year as well. Sometimes I think as teachers we have so much to get through and so much to look at that it can get a bit overwhelming and I think that is how I have felt the past few weeks 'I'm not doing this, I said I would get this done and I haven't etc.'
This is where I find the balance of final product vs understanding the journey can get a bit challenging because even though I might not have completed what I had set out to do so far I have actually completed so much but in a different direction. So part of my next steps is to record my CoL and Google Innovator journey by recording a personal reflection of the week to add to my blog and youtube channel. And this in turn will bring my passions back into my timeline as I am creating my content alongside the journey.
I feel there is a lot of value in this on a personal level as I will be able to see how much I have done within that week and think about what next week could look like. Furthermore, I feel like many others could benefit from the reflections as it will show the challenges of trying to innovate within the dynamic life of a teacher. I don't know how this will look but my hunch says it might highlight some insights that I believe are needed.
Watch this space!!!
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.