The Future of…Work Is Learning; And Learning Is the Work

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.

Here at TWWK, part of our manifesto is: Be F.R.E.S.H. [Fun.Revealing.Entertaining.Shareable+Social.Heartfelt.] We take it seriously, seriously.

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.

←This Much We Know.→

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