Last week I had a fantastic opportunity to hear flamenco guitarist David Sinclair perform in a quaint house setting thanks to friends Bob and Jan. As you might anticipate, the performance was fabulous and so great to hear in that setting. David provided some interesting insights into the music history and style to set the context for each piece.
One of the introductions really struck a chord with me. As he talked about progressing as performer, David shared that one of his teachers challenged him to accomplish more: be a great performer, but find your voice, write and perform your own music as well – leave your own legacy.
There is was: the importance of “find your voice“. Thanks David.
Given the number of conversations in education about finding your voice and sharing learning openly, and a new school year just around the corner, perhaps this was a happy coincidence. Or perhaps it was an “ignite moment” to encourage us (educators) to take steps or continue a commitment to support open learning and sharing.
September is coming. Are in you in?
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