Sunday, October 31, 2010

The pressure to be remarkable

It’s no longer good enough to be good at what you do. When we used to work in relative isolation a mediocre performance might have been locally good. Now with increased connectivity we are all under pressure to make our work remarkable. The pressure is to assimilated all that is great and new in the pedagogy and still consistently perform from one lesson to the next.

In Five Minds for the Future, Gardner suggests that major creative breakthroughs are relatively rare. Indeed we might even be suspicious of such revelations. Instead the ‘rewards accrue’ to those who fashion small but significant changes in professional practice’.

Don’t seek the one major creative breakthrough, ‘ instead fashion small significant changes’, spread the changes through collaboration.

Its Cool to Achieve