Friday, September 23, 2016

Be More Dog #IMMOOC

As of yet, I am completely inept at foretelling the future. However, I plan out my day, my work, my vacations, and even the grocery shopping with an almost absolute certainty. I am often well-prepared, calm, and equipped for the tasks before me. Except when I'm not... Because life happens, there are unforeseen variables, and people don't always operate on my schedule.

I'm faced with change... And my perception of change and the possibilities or opportunities that I choose to embrace as a result will have a great impact on what happens next.

And so... I want to "Be More Dog."

And as an educator... I want that for students, teachers, administrators and the system as a whole. Changes, though often scary, can reap benefits far beyond the obvious. And let's face it... we really are helping students develop skill sets for an unforeseeable future.

Embrace the change! Go Dogs!


  1. Love that analogy, despite the fact that my dog acts more like a cat than a dog in his old age. ;) Change is the basis of living and yet, I wonder if we can create a 'routine' of change? Somehow, I still need to have that predictability and structure as I plan meaningful change.

    Just yesterday, my administrator played this video to demonstrate how she is trying to 'be more dog' - it will be interesting to see if other faculty pick up on it. :)

  2. Great point! And the reality is that not all change is "good", "better", "best".

    I think, for me, the big "change" is cognizance of my mindset while experiencing and being presented with change.