Last week, under my Curious Kids tag, I relayed this concise learning message:
We use two metrics: Is your child engaged? Are they happy? If not, they’re not learning.
– Matt Goldman @BlueSchoolNYC
Of course, after thinking about my kids I also applied this maxim to myself, and to colleagues. It seems equally apropos.
I am a huge fan of Harald Jarche’s work. His maxim, in the networked age, is:
Work is learning and learning is the work.
If that is true, then, just as with children, we should ensure that the work – and the learning – allows us to be happy and engaged.
Learning cannot be a struggle. It has to invigorate. It has to move us forward. And we have to show colleagues how it moves them forward. That is what (the good) teachers do; and that is what (the good) colleagues do too.
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