I have spent my entire life as either a student or as an educator. I like learning and helping others discover new concepts and ideas. Nothing excites me more than to see a person whether is it an child or an adult understand a new concept, make a discovery, or get excited about learning. (Yes, learning can be exciting!) It literally gives me goose bumps. These “goose bump” moments are not happening as often as I would like to happen. Why is that? Are learners (I include myself as a learner because an educator is ALWAYS a learner first) not working hard enough? Is the system failing our learners?
While I have do have my own opinion on the answers to these questions, I would like to hear other’s opinions.