Something old but not outdated is unconditional love. Something new and most definitely not outdated is technology.
Midlothian ISD’s vision – Striving to Be the Leading Learning Organization in the Nation – is about creating the learning environment we desire.
Touching the hearts of students through unconditional love and engaging students using technology are desirable.
Imagining ourselves as great lovers and tech stars within a learning organization environment is not only desirable, but also could be considered a worthwhile goal.
Even if it isn’t a stated goal, it may be necessary at the moral and political levels.
At the moral level, it is simply the right thing to do. Who could argue against unconditional love? Who could deny the importance, relevance and future of technology in the learning process?
At the political level, we are faced with ideological positions that see our role as providers of learning environments altered and diminished. If we believe that what we do is good and necessary, then it is important to think of those sustaining things (e.g., unconditional love) and disruptive things (e.g., technology) that will strengthen the good we do and move us forward.
At the very least, now is a good opportunity to think about and discuss what it means to imagine ourselves as great lovers and tech stars.
Note: This blog is the final installment of a three-part series titled, “Something Old, Something New.”