Social Media is a catch 22 thing.
The PLN is extraordinary. I live in a small town, and this connects me like nothing before.
On the flip side, I am a talker. Insanely committed to the spoken word. Inflection, tone, nuance.
I lack the ability to “speak” online. Lots of people can. Inflection, tone, nuance.
So. What I write, and what I mean are sometimes at odds.
So. If I am ever unclear in 140 characters, here are trillion to explain it.
I believe in exaggerating
I believe in kindergarten
I believe that the child who has confidence will rock this world
I believe it is my pleasure to give them that
I believe I am preparing kids for life, not school
I believe that is crazy talk -
I believe that I should be prepared for them, not the other way around
I believe play, exploration, curiosity
I believe in high hopes, failure, and persistence
I believe in experiences before expectations
I believe learning is subtle, explosive, silent, screaming, sneaky
I believe we grow better scattered with others than planted in rows
I believe listening to a child is easier than listening to a grownup
I believe in tangents
I believe in a good tea party with really tiny teacups
I believe I will change my mind, probably soon
I believe I will change direction, probably soon
I believe I can live with that
I believe this is narcissistic and longwinded
I believe that’s me!
I believe in weeds. I once was one.
I believe I still am.