Sitting at the closing assembly or our freshman orientation and listening to the principal of our school speak, the words that were meant for our incoming freshman and their leaders left me thinking. "Time is like money, and money is like time...." From a very early age, we hear about investing our money. And why it's so important to start investing at an early age, so that our resources can grow and eventually if done wisely, sustain us in retirement. This lead me to think about the investment of our time. Specifically, the investment of our time in our own learning and growing. Spending some of our time each day or week, reflecting, asking questions and seeking answers to those questions. Doing this as educators for our own professional growth, but helping our students learn to reflect and question as well. Over the last several years I have found that finding the answer to a question that I have come up with on your my own makes the learning personal and relevant. And the things you stumble upon along the way through collaborating with others generally leads to new questions and learning paths.
I am grateful for the educators on twitter that pose questions, share their stories and resources and help me. I see how the time that I invest continuing to seek new answers makes learning, in general, exciting.