Can we use these same principles highlighted by Shirkey to spread quality, personalized professional development by sharing ideas and practices between schools? I think we can have teachers share “cognitive surplus” for the benefit of our students. A simple idea, shared between educators can become the engine to help us improve our schools!
This links back to my previous post, “Are You Willing to Connect?” I really think that out of our network and the time we spend sharing, we can focus some of our hours on specific items and ideas that will allow us to really improve our practice. What do y0u think? Will you join us? What do you have to lose?