If I value anything about Professional Development its’ the ability to step outside what you do and take a look at where you’re at. Energise is the perfect place to do that. It’s so easy to sit inside your bubble and believe that what you do is amazing, that you’re sorted and you have the answer. Now don’t get me wrong, teachers are amazing people and (mostly) what they do on a daily is super amazing too. But we’re doing a massive discredit to our students if we don’t step outside and reflect about what’s really going on. I’m a growth mindset kind of type, you know that annoying person that no matter how well things are going I’m always looking to improve just a little bit more the next time around. You know the saying, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Tony Robbins, Henry Ford, Einstein or the various other people this quote is credited to.
On Day Two I found myself taking a serious look at where we are. In particular with the Digital Technologies Curriculum released this year. It’s time to get out of the silo and think bigger picture. Hangaru Matihiku needs to be about everyone, all levels, all teachers, infact Hangaru in general needs to be about everyone, all levels, all teachers. And we need to be more aware of our client school happenings. A curriculum to unpack. A staff to bring on board. Work to be done. Period.
I hope they’re coming with me?
Below you’ll find my sketch notes from Day Two, including the Keynote from the fabulous Sylvia Duckworth. I’m her latest fangirl groupie.