I must admit I was intrigued by this tweet when I saw it, and I have been mulling over the notion of picking ‘a word’ to focus my 2015 efforts.
In considering this, I recognized that actually getting possible choices down to just one word would indeed be a challenge. I began to think about short phases, pairs of words with dashes or underscores linking them to one. Well, you-get- the_ picture.
Knowing this was the open mic discussion topic for OSSEMOOC tonight, I had settled on “model” as my word. I think it is important to model what you seek. Some key elements on my list include:
- connected leading & learning
- seeking understanding and
- problem solving to name a few.
This morning at our system leaders meeting we watched this TED Talk by Onora O’Neill
to kick off a discussion about deepening our understanding of trust. This topic seemed to solidify my choice to model. Add trust to the list.
I have settled on and shared my word: “model”. What is your word? Please share!