004 The Impetuous Dream

 Image: Salvador Dalí. Impressions of Africa (1938). http://ow.ly/wL9Wd

Image: Salvador Dalí. Impressions of Africa (1938). http://ow.ly/wL9Wd

Posted: 12 May (41)

Has a dream ever been an impetus for a (good) change you've made in your waking life?  

One of the more recent change-making dreams I've had was yelling at someone "Learning needs to be transformational!" 

1) The yelling part is funny for anyone who knows me well. I don't yell at anyone. Well, nearly no one. 

2) Although I've had the good fortune to be involved in innovative projects over the years, there still is an old schoolmarm in me. 

This challenge to change how I teach, to break down that brick-and-mortar barrier that has stood there for centuries, and to make learning more transformative and relevant for each student, is not easy. 

But brick by brick, I'm doing it.