Saturday, May 30, 2015

As a “connected educator,” I belong to a number of listservs, follow various Twitter hashtags,  and
connect with friends and colleagues on Facebook, Google+, and other social media services. Recently, I noticed that I have followed numerous links to posts on an education-related blog titled, Brilliant or Insane.

As a proponent of outside-of-the-box thinking, the title alone is enticing to me. The axiom, “If we keep doing what we have always done, we will keep getting what we have always gotten” comes to mind. No wonder that schools are struggling with all the new programs and mandates when essentially, they look and operate the same as they did before Rumplestiltskin fell asleep.

My mantra for the last several years has been, “Teach Differently”—and Brilliant or Insane seems to follow a similar bent. Thanks, folks, for validating my mantra as well as providing new food for thought.