For me, the gift of blogging is providing myself with a vehicle to ‘think’ about issues and formalizing my own thoughts on different topics. Some thoughts sit with me for a very long time before I get around to exploring them further by teasing them out in writing.
I’ve touched on this one many times over the life of this blog. It’s always under the guise of encouraging lifelong learning. My thoughts are many and varied – just use the keywords ‘lifelong learning’ to search NovaNews to find my thoughts and ideas.
I aspire to lifelong learning myself and fervently hope that all those of us in the teaching game also reach out to constantly challenge themselves with new thoughts and new ideas and to discover and savour the joy of lifelong learning.
At the end of it all though, is our stated aim to inspire the students in our schools to become lifelong learners so that they are able to set their own challenges and be lead along a path which may quench their thirst for learning.
Some time ago, I came across this fabulous infographic created by Mia MacMeekin. Just now I’ve been re-visiting it, thinking about the keywords used and the thought bubbles created under each. This infographic, I realize, encapsulates so many of the thoughts and words that I’ve been sharing here on NovaNews or spoken about to colleagues over a cuppa or presented at conferences or meetings.
How great it would be to inspire our students with the many thoughts included in this infographic. Indeed how great it would be to inspire educators to get on board and modify some of their daily routines by considering and adopting some of these thoughts.