My brand new learning approach has just made them obsolete.
My innovative learning approach is on the leading edge of 22nd century education.
Although it has yet to earn a single testimonial of praise or be tagged as an educational best practice by anyone,“so what?”
This won’t stop a state legislature somewhere from making it a future unfunded mandate on hard-pressed schools once they hear about it.
My sure-fire game changer transcends the need for research and data.
Let me describe it for you.
If you carefully follow this five-step learning regimen, you too can grow in your professional skills and knowledge day-by-day.
#1 Start a blog.
#2 Write about topics grounded in your experience and expertise.
#3 Email and tweet out links about your blog.
#4 Thank the readers who were impressed by your blog and appreciated your insights.
(OK. This step hasn’t actually happened yet – but I’ll be ready!)
#5 Thank the readers who noticed your blog and got back to you with additions and corrections.
So, do you see the built-in magic of my new system?
With Step #5 taking place so often (at least to me), new learning is practically guaranteed.
Here’s a real-life example of my five-step learning system in action.
On Monday, I wrote about my frustrations with “Google Alert” and my plan to investigate two similar (and hopefully better) services.
In full accordance with Step #3, I confidently tweeted out a link to my article.
And in keeping with Step #5, I received a direct message on Twitter from Delaina McCormack the next day.
Uh, oh. Step #4 was skipped again. Rats!
Delaina’s a talented and tech-savvy school PR specialist with a public school district in the Washington, D.C. area.
She’s also a previous NSPRA Gold Medallion winner, which I thought was pretty cool, because sometimes the additions and corrections that come into me are from 6th graders (the smart alecks!).
Dang. I might not have to move away from Google Alerts after all.
All I have to do is keep taking advantage of my very own five-step learning system.