My Learning philosopy
My learning philosophy is constructed in a way that it speaks to not only the ‘what’ or ‘how’ of learning, but also the ‘why’. It reflects my current best thinking rather than a definitive statement.
- Learning is both intellectual and metacognitive engagement. Know thyself as a learner.
- Build deep trust with all learners. This is the hard work of relationships. It’s that work that is inconvenient, goes against the grain, needs lots of time, pushes us out of our comfort zone, is transparent, and forces us to keep our promises and tell the truth.
- Bring passion and commitment to all your roles. Know that that passion and commitment are fed through the collaboration and co-learning that happens between students and teachers, teachers and teachers, and teachers and instructional facilitators/leaders.
- Have patience. It takes time to create the culture that encourages the conversation and leadership required to ensure success for all students.
- Learning is life. We’ve always learned all the time. That’s not new. What’s new is the realization that we need to let go of our control about what it is others need to learn.