What did you once consider necessary in your life that you no longer utilize? – George Couros

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I was studying a blog article (it is private on a district domain, so I simply cannot share!) by educator Anna Sage, who built this sort of an eloquent link concerning the education and professional medical fields with a distinctive concentrate on innovation. 

She shared that all through a current take a look at to the dentist and acquiring a teeth mildew, she was amazed that they weren’t heading to use the “pink goop” utilized in the previous!

Although studying her submit, this part stopped me in my tracks!



“In the two the healthcare and training fields, technological improvements that are verified to be extra productive and successful are more commonly embraced. We see the worth in items like working with google docs to collaborate simultaneously and prevent the “I FORGOT TO SAVE” scare. We see the price in technological know-how creating issues more productive, a lot less tiresome, and, in the circumstance of the pink goop, much less messy!”

Anna Sage



“FORGOT TO Conserve!”


I forgot that “FORGOT TO SAVE” was a thing!

But then the memories started off coming back.

So a lot of folks have been terrified about “losing” all of their do the job on Google Docs when they very first begun to use it, and the “FORGOT TO SAVE” purpose was one thing they were terrified of shedding.

I then experienced this imagined.

In some cases, what we are most fearful to shed in the moment, we can eventually ignore even existed.

There can very easily be a daily life or education (or each) analogy on that assertion, but it hit me like a ton of bricks.  

Listed here are questions I have been pondering for my possess reflections:


What had been you the moment afraid to eliminate in education and learning that you no for a longer period think about or skip?

What about in your private life?

What did you when consider vital in your lifetime that you no longer use?


I can think of a handful of items, primarily on the own aspect, but I will depart that for a foreseeable future post.

For now, I will leave you with this assumed from Anna in her put up.



“How do we transfer over and above our normal, human reactions and get ourselves out of the way of innovation? As educators, we know the worth of major by illustration. If we want our learners to embrace new tips and techniques of wondering, then the most effective point we can do is design it ourselves. I never have all the answers. But I believe it commences with self-awareness, acceptance, and a willingness to develop.

When we are mindful of our reactions and the emotions that drive them, we can shift our attitude to be more curious and open-minded. We can react fairly than respond. We can acknowledge that we are all accomplishing the ideal we can with what we know at the time we can be willing to learn and grow to carry on to do the very best we can with what we continue to find out. With this intention, innovation is confident to comply with and you know what that means… no additional pink goop!”

Anna Sage



Make sure you link with Anna and look at out the points taking place in her classroom!

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