Thinking about your choices
I'm a huge fan of Seth Godin, his blog, and the books he has written. So much value wrapped up in each of the books that he has published over the last decade. Although applicable to mostly business, there are a plethora of ideas that are immediately applicable in education. The ability to connect and tap into a world of greatness now exists at our fingertips if we choose to look for it. No longer do huge organizations control the means to our success. No longer is our success dependent on what these organizations provide us with.
As educators, we are often required to apply for professional development, justify why we feel as though this PD is relevant to us, then wait to see whether or not we have been approved. We create our own success by taking initiative and accepting that we have the power to grow exponentially when we set our minds to it. If you want it, you will find it, I promise!
I love what Seth writes on page 33 of his book Linchpin. He says that this is the new dream that markets are embracing around the world. How true it is for teachers as well in the pursuit of mastery and excellence. Thanks for reading!