I am terrifically excited to be teaching and learning with and from you! I do not mean this lightly. Learning, at its best, is a collaborative activity–that’s right! When we learn together, we will always learn more. At first, this learning together business is tough to figure out. What does it mean? What does it look like? Sound like? How is learning together different than me teaching and you learning?
Here is a list for our consideration. Learning together is….
- sharing our expertise
- listening closely to each other
- having our voice heard
- communicating with each other beyond “class time”
- providing feedback to each other on the work that we are creating
- moving past the idea that the teacher ‘knows all’
If we can focus on learning, truly learning by taking risks, thinking big, putting forward effort, and never giving up, together, we will be ready for whatever the future holds for us. We will be “learning ready”.