1. Hey Pal,

    I actually think social media is exacerbating this problem. Here’s why: You can almost always find instant resources in your social streams — and most of the time, those resources are pretty darn good and pretty darn connected to what you have to teach anyway.

    That’s neat because it gives teachers access to great ideas. It also makes teachers a lot more efficient. Good teaching is easier to pull off for more teachers because of social spaces.

    But it has also changed the expectations of teachers. We think, “The things we find in our social streams are always the best”, or “Finding it in my social stream is the best way to look for lessons.” In a way, that makes us lazy. Crafting our own ideas — revising and polishing ideas — takes too much time and effort.

    It’s a double edged sword, I think….


  2. Great ideas often spark other great idea. And being open and observant of all the ideas shared around you might not give you the exact strategy that you are looking for, but might help create a connection that makes all the difference in the work that you do.

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