Thursday, October 9, 2014

Characteristics of Connected Educators

(courtesy connectivist.com)
con·nected
kəˈnekt/ed
adjective
1
:  joined or linked together
2
:  having the parts or elements logically linked together<presented a thoroughly connected view of the problem>
3
:  related by blood or marriage
4
:  having social, professional, or commercial relationships <a well-connected lawyer>
5
of a set :  having the property that any two of its points can be joined by a line completely contained in the set; also :  incapable of being separated into two or more closed disjoint subsets
— con·nect·ed·ly adverb
— con·nect·ed·ness noun

There are always opportunities to learn and to grow. It is my choice as to the depth I go in understanding the tools at my disposal.  In the most simplest of forms, I am learning. We, are learning.

In a relatively short period of time I have come to understand what it means to be connected and value its importance. My success is dependent on it. The future of my work relies on it. My existence as a leader is held to it. Connecting with others is essential.


I am a Connected Educator, therefore I am: 

a problem solver

a dreamer

a believer

a risk-taker

a collaborator

Being connected is at the root of who I am. I must learn, share and reflect. With that I will grow as a leader and a learner. I will model what it means and how it impacts others. My passion for being connected will be my drive.  

Are you connected?