What has been the norm and expected road for students no longer is what is best for learners. Finding out what is best and having it play out in a classroom the way you hope takes a lot of trials, errors and gut churning. This feeling intensifies when others are along on your creative journey and witnessing the bumps and failures. Abumrad spoke of everyone hitting their “note” in a choir. I often question if my note is too far off pitch from the rest of my choir. Finding an authentic voice is a weird, scary experience and discomfort is always there.
The gap allows us to experience things we would never have if we hadn’t begun the journey for the answer to a question.
Jad Abumrad is the founder and co-host of Radiolab. (His podcast is very cool!)