This is the takeaway idea from the podcast story, Death On An Airplane and it’s all about juggling 😜. You don’t have to read or listen to the story to get this post.
The major key to discovering new interests and passions is EXPOSURE, but it’s also about testing those interests and passions to see how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. Is it a life-long passion where you want to re-invent rocketry and take the planet to Mars (Elon Musk)? Or, is it enough to know a bunch of constellations, and simply be in awe of the universe (Me)? That’s important to know—preferably before we send our students to college—and it’s also not the only difference between Elon Musk and myself!
We need to teach students how (and also allow them to) expose themselves to far more things, in far less time, and for nearly zero cost.
Can we even do this?—you ask.
Oh, yea!! I’m going to show you how.
I’ve been fascinated with online learning for years. The potential for it, and what’s available, is incredible, but right now it’s a struggle for a lot. I get it. Most are not online learning by choice at the moment.
Since it appears that we are in this for a little while longer, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on how to get the most out of your online learning, and homeschooling, so here it goes!
Are Ideas Worth Sharing?
The obvious answer we all want to say is, “Yes. Absolutely!” but there’s something to explore here as I recently discovered in myself a built-in hesitation, if not an outright fear, to do so. Frankly, I used to be the opposite! Proud to share my ideas with the world, maybe even too eager to do so.
Now, there’s a reservation in me. What happened? I asked myself. Then, I chose to dive into this fear, to uncover it, shine a light on it, and find out how to remove it. Because ultimately, I think ideas ARE worth sharing, even that they need to be shared, so we can learn, understand, and grow individually and collectively. I am a teacher, after all!
The takeaway idea from the podcast story, In Bloom is actually an exercise from my course, Design Your Life: Like an Architect. The story and this takeaway idea are both inspired by the show, Doctor Who. It’s the last exercise from Part I of the course which is all about discovering, uncovering, and defining your purpose (click there to read a blog post about why purpose is so important).