School’s out Friday

Here’s one to test yourself on over the weekend – find your life purpose in less that five minutes. It’s worth a look to assess if you fit the happiness criteria set out by Adam.

Here’s the five questions Adam suggests we need to ask ourselves to determine our life purpose.

Who are you?

What do you do?  

Who do you do it for?  

What do people want or need?

How do they change or transform as a result of what you give them?

I presented today at the North Eastern Victoria Region Leadership Conference for Principals in DEECD schools. My presentation abstract follows:

Just what are we preparing our students for?

What will 2020 look like? What are the future work skills that will be expected from the students we are teaching today? How do we prepare them adequately?

Join Jenny in a discussion that will focus on projections for the future, the importance of effective pedagogy in our schools today to meet this future, and the marriage of this with meaningful use of technology to support learning environments that will assist in the development of mindful digital citizens.

I enjoy presenting to groups of teachers and sharing the thinking I’ve acquired from my immersion in networks. When I think about it, sharing my learning has become my life purpose in many ways, when you separate my commitment to my family out of the equation.

If I think about the last of Adam’s questions, I hope I can fulfil the following for teachers: I help people see a different way of doing things so that they can prepare students well for the future.

Adam makes the observation that two of the questions are about yourself, and the rest relate to your interactions with others. He speculates that most successful people focus on the people they serve, and that if you can make other people happy, then life teaches us that you will be taken care of.

So, there’s a bright future ahead for those of us who share in networks to support the learning of others!

Have a great weekend. It’s a long weekend here in Victoria. I  can’t tell you how happy I am to know there are three days ahead of me instead of two. Maybe those dark circles under the eyes will disappear by Tuesday morning. Here’s hoping!





2 Replies to “School’s out Friday”

  1. I was intrigued when I saw the title of this video! I agree that if you focus on the service of others and making them happy, that the world will do right by you. Thank you for sharing such a great video!

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