It’s Victoria Day in Canada. In education, that marks the final run to the end of the school year. For most, it’s the beginning of a time of reflection – how did my classes do this year, what were the successes, what do I need to make sure I do again next years, what did I learn this year professionally…
Gust Mees wrote a blog post a while ago “Is My Professional Development Up-To-Date?”. It’s a long post, and written in his style. I’ll include a link to it later in this post.
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It’s an interesting question that he poses.
How would you answer the question on a personal level?
In the course of his post, he even fires a shot…
but ONLY a few shows a real understanding, competencies, about what they are doing; even the so called “Edu-Stars” in certain countries!
Unfortunately, he doesn’t name names so it’s hard to understand the context. I know that Gust reads this blog periodically so perhaps he will share some more insights. Anyone I know?
Back to his original question. My answer, on a personal level, would have to be no. The rationale for my answer in ingrained in my nature. I’m always reading and I think learning something every day. I try to take that learning to the next level by writing about topics on a regular basis.
In my mind, it goes back to the title of this post. There’s so much that I don’t know. It just takes interacting with others or doing some reading to recognize that there’s a whole world of learning just waiting for me.
You can do your own pondering by reading his post here.