Nike's slogan, "just do it" is playing through my head this morning as I accept Innovative Mindset author, George Couros', challenge to reflect my learning in a blog as we begin our #IMMOOC book study. In fact, that slogan has been repeating in my head a lot these past few years as I've pushed myself to think different and do different for the benefit of my students learning and my professional growth as an educator. I can't wait for perfect, because if I do it will never happen. If I'm going to grow, I have to jump in with two feet and be brave.
The past few years I've done a lot of "jumping in" and it's been scary. I've taken many risks that have seemed crazy. Not all have been awesome, but let me tell you....I've grown leaps and bounds. What I've found is that with each risk, my courage has grown. I've tapped into a part of me that I don't think I realized was there. Innovation is addicting. The more you innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible, the more you crave it.
To be honest, committing to blog writing is one of the scariest adventures I've embarked on. To put my words, thoughts, and insecurities out there for all to see is extremely unnerving. However, as I've learned through each risk I've taken....the jump is totally worth it. I'm going to jump in once again with two feet because, I know an epic adventure awaits. I challenge all of you who are scared about taking this leap....don't wait for perfect...."just do it!"
Culinary teacher & Discovery School Lead in Southern Oregon, passionate about finding innovative ways to make learning magical for students. Love to gamify!