Shift to the Future: 2011 June 18
Eric Hoffer’s quote really resonates with me…
"In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
I connected for breakfast the other morning with twitter colleague and learner, Chris Wejr (@mrwejr). Chris is a principal in an elementary school in a fairly remote school district. He talked about the power of social media, in particular twitter and blogging, to facilitate his learning. It is amazing how titles and hierarchies of the bricks and mortar world seem to disappear in the digital realm. We talked about how we connect and learn along side teachers, principals, superintendents, and renowned speakers. Last week Chris and another twitter colleague David Wees (@davidwees) facilitated a tweet-up learning event with the BC Minister of Education George Abbott (@georgeabbottbc). Chris shares his learning freely, shares others learning and ideas freely, and connects with colleagues around the world to ensure he is learning in real time. Chris is an excellent example of a 21st Century learner!