Making a StatementPosted: October 11, 2015 Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: advocacy, authenticity, blogging, education, higher education, reflection, thinking Leave a comment
The Internet is full of posts and comments that reflect an overwhelming desire to judge people and tell them that they are wrong, twinned with intellectual cowardice. We see people saying “Oh, that’s wrong” without ever having the courage to put up anything that says “This is what I believe. This is my statement. This is my truth.”
You cannot achieve your potential when all you do is react. The echo is not the statement.
This has inspired me to clearly state what I believe about what I do. I regularly make comment on what I believe we should be doing in education so, to be consistent and to remove all uncertainty about my intentions, the next post on this blog is my educator’s statement. A statement of what I believe you need to know to understand my work, derived from the concept of the artist’s statement.
Put up your own. Share your truth. Be brave.