I never had much to say about this as a kid. As I remember, my summers were filled with chore charts, work and more work. I felt like I never "did" anything. What I meant was, we didn't go on a fancy vacation to Club Med like the cool kids did.
I have been challenged by Jo-Ann Fox @AppEducation to write a blog post about 5 things that we need to “stop pretending” when it comes to education. Schools can be different.
At a conference I am given a list of about 20 different sessions I can attend at any one time. After reading carefully through the program I select the one that seems most applicable tome. I shlep myself and my swag bag filled with pencils and penny candy through a crowded hotel and sit in a room with a speaker whose presentation may or may not coincide with what was written in the program. By time I figure out it wasn't what I thought it was, the rooms are filled up and there's nowhere to go. I'm sweaty, anxious, annoyed and disappointed. This is often my experience. I'm the WORST session picker ever. I think I'd do better if I just closed my eyes and pointed to one. My personal choosing failure at conferences has pushed me in new directions.
Early adopter of all things new - therefore having a close relationship with the gift of failure.