This video talks about the Class of 2015.
As a leader of educators, I know that I must embrace technology and social learning if I want teachers to do the same. The Gen C group is not defined by age but by behavior.
Another blog that I read this week was Are You Collecting a Pile of Underpants?
Steve Kamb talks about three phases that we all move through to be successful.
* Phase 1 - we read and learn all we can about how to do something (collecting underpants)
* Phase 3 - what we hope to accomplish after we build our pile
* Phase 2 - Dominated by Successful People - requires that we take action on Phase 1 information - many of us get stuck in phase 1 hoping for phase 3.
As an educator how many underpants are you collecting?
Are you collecting information about differentiation, cooperative learning, building a PLN, technology integration, engagement, classroom management, ...?
As I read this article I thought about my own collection of underpants:
* sharing information with a wider audience vs just consuming information
* creating an online PLC for the teachers in the Texas Panhandle
* taking an art/woodworking/pottery/photography class
* learning to rock climb
* Calling Habitat for Humanity and helping build homes in the community
I also realized that I have many things that I have taken quick action on:
* Buying recommended books and reading them quickly so that I can put the information into action.
* Weight Training - I started in June of 2010 with an 80 # back squat. On my 40th birthday in March, I did a 185# back squat. PRs in weight training only happen with consistent action.
So my challenge for myself is to take action on my collection of underpants each day. I don't have to do something perfect, I just have to start and be consistent in my efforts. The choices that I make today, DESIGN my tomorrow.