Speaking to one group of educators, a student teacher in the room just created a new Twitter account and shared her enthusiasm for trying something new. I asked her what the message was regarding social media in her university. Her response was, “They tell us to not do anything bad on it so that we won’t lose a job.”
“Why don’t they tell you to share amazing things so that you can get a job?”
This picture really pushed my thinking on how important it is to understand how we look at things.
There are so many things that this picture sparks in me, but here is one of the things that came to mind.
What do many adults see with this device? Distraction.
What do these kids see? Opportunity.
I know it is not as simple as that, but the point is, the way we look at things has a major influence on how we act moving forward.