Monday, July 23, 2012

What Does Your Room Look Like?

"If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room" 
- Austin Kleon

I spent a great deal of my childhood in my room (mostly because I was sent there as a punishment and a few times by choice).  I never really got any smarter in my own room because I was by myself and I also spent most of the time plotting an escape or how to take over the world.  By default I was the smartest, most talented person in the room.  

Now I have the opportunity to work and learn in many different rooms both virtually and face to face.  This opportunity is actually free to all yet still only a small minority choose to take advantage of it.  One of the beautiful things about technology is you are now able to leverage the world as your room.  You can connect, engage, and learn from experts in all fields of study.  You can move from room to room dependent on the topic.  

Right now on  I am intensely learning in rooms focused on #edreform, #leadership, #literacy, and #mlearning.  I am fortunate to learn from and with some of the most talented people in the world who are practitioners and experts in their respective fields.  I am always looking for ways to expand my room and learn from the wisdom of the crowd.  

As soon as you feel you have arrived and you know everything you need to know....It's probably time to go!