I’m admittedly not great at saying yes to things that come up suddenly but I’m workin’ on it. Opportunities pop up left and right everyday and it’s tough if you’re a routine person, like myself, to always take that leap and see those opportunities for what they are.
I think it’s also difficult in the classroom. You have a plan for the day and there’s wiggle room in there, but to completely jump on an opportunity that suddenly pops up can be tough and feel like it comes with trade offs…and that’s probably because it does come with trade offs. I think this is something that we’ll all make mistakes with and learn from, but I totally recognize it’s not an easy thing. This is particularly true in the age of personalized learning and finding a way to facilitate those opportunities for all our learners while still moving forward in a thoughtful way.
Like I said…still working on it myself. Spontaneity isn’t my forte…someday.