Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Big Ideas 2019?

I think too often we are infatuated with the thought of the next big thing. However, that is not the way the world works or life works. Life does not have big problems every day and there are not big discoveries every day. Big problems are often made of many little problems we let build up, and big discoveries are often built on the backs of several smaller discoveries.

Rather than focus on the big, maybe we need to focus on the basics. In education, we need to focus on what we can truly do to change and innovate education to serve the next generation of people; we really have not done that in decades. Remember, technology is a tool not a change.

In life, perhaps we need to focus on the minutia such as: respect, courtesy, acceptance, and we need to judge less. We need to understand rather than just listening to respond. We need to remember that social media is not an excuse to act like a horse’s behind. We need to remember that we are all human, and we will probably all need each other at some point; whether we know it or not.
2019, the big idea is a small idea; let’s just be kind to one another, and not just on Christmas. This is a perfect world thought, but what is bad about reaching for perfection?

#BigIdeas2019 #education #leadership #TheETeam

Dr Flavius Akerele III
The ETeam