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  1. George,
    Thank you for this thought-provoking post. If we really believe we are thought leaders, we must be as diligent in promoting the thinkers who create great thoughts as we relish the thoughts themselves. I appreciate your passion and innovation. Have a great day.
    John

  2. It seems appropriate that I quote you here, George. I couldn’t agree more with what you’re saying here:

    “Having your work shared is an amazing feeling, and I have been the recipient of this, and I try to share the work of others.”

    It seems I’m living proof of it, right? Thanks for sharing the image I made here; I’m honored it served as inspiration (and to be honest, a little bit floored to see it show up here).

    There’s an amazing mutual respect that’s created when educators validate one another this way through sharing ideas from one another. Thanks for your post that will bring this practice to the forefront for so many educators to consider.

  3. Interesting post, George. The irony is that the people that steal others’ content probably won’t read it. Or, maybe they will and make it a post of their own….

    I can think of a couple of other reasons to add to your good list.

    5) It’s doing the right thing. By being visibly doing the right thing, it speaks volumes to your ethics and respect for the community. Nobody should ever apologise for doing the right thing.

    6) It affirms that nobody has all the answers. As a community of learners working to discover and understand, we only can get better by doing our learning together.

  4. Laura Wieck

    When Mozart first performed his Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, Beethoven was in attendance. Beethoven was so impressed, he was inspired to compose his own concerto in C minor, which he did, his Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. Both concertos were and still are among the greatest compositions of both of these composers. I love this, because it shows how even the most talented musicians of all time can be inspired, influenced and motivated by each other. The resulting masterpieces speak for themselves.
    Perhaps people today can do likewise…spend less time being threatened by one another and more time allowing ourselves to be inspired by one another. Who knows what beautiful creations will be born? ~Sarah Goetsch

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