Recently I was dobbed into doing this “tiny” walk called the Trailblazer. For those who are uneducated out there, it is a 50km walk through the rolling hills of Adelaide. Let me say the first 18kms were good but the next 32km had me in a place where I have never been before. “Agony” is not the correct word – but “brutal” is!!! At one point I felt as though I was the only person on the course and I struggled with a whole lot of thoughts. Eventually when more oxygen got to my brain, I remembered that I wasn’t alone and others were there with me.
Often I think in education we feel the need to break new ground. We need to trailblaze through unchartered territories and be the first to do something. My mindset is changing as I see so much good work being done by those around me. I have been blessed to attend a couple of George Couros sessions where I have met and connected with great educators who inspire me. It’s nice to feel as though you are not alone in your journey and each day as I check twitter or look at other people’s blog sites or chat to people in the staffroom, I am reminded how good my job is and that the more people we involve in what we are doing the better the outcome for the kids we teach.
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