Sharing: Ideas don’t come from mid-air.

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. – George Bernard Shaw

It’s great when people contact me about what they are doing in their school or have seen being done in other schools and we need to do more of this. I was talking to a business woman yesterday about how people in education openly and willingly share ideas and thoughts. This is at odds, as far as I can tell anyway, with most other sectors – where ideas are patented, sold and kept under wraps.

I think this sharing we do in education is imperative as we take the students we teach forward into their unpredictable futures. Ideas don’t pop into our heads from mid-air. They are sparked from something we have read or heard, sit and percolate in our minds a little, grow from our own thoughts and from conversations we have with others, then are put into practice. Presumably, the more sharing, the better the ideas and the better quality the education.

So email me or post messages on my blog. Visit me and allow others to visit you. Share your ideas!

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