It Isn’t Easy

The buzz I’m getting from my friends on the Twittersphere is that perhaps we are congratulating ourselves too much, too early.  Steve Dembo, took some time last night to read through some of the volumes of NECC bloggings, and came away saying..

After reading a ton of blog posts from NECC and EduBloggerCon, I’m starting to wonder if We (Edubloggers) are getting a little egotistical.

EduBloggerConIt’s easy to attend and participate in something like the EduBloggerCon and to sit and teach and learn through casual and potent conversations and pat ourselves on the back and say, “look at me!  I get it!”  There was so much energy in that experience, we can’t help it.

At the same time, it’s just as easy to return to our home offices, read through our spiked blogs, and wonder, “What kind of tower were we on?”

It’s OK!  I think that both responses are valid — and even essential.  I think that it is in those two extremes that we find the language for pinning down the middle ground — where learning, literacy, and the world experiences we’re teaching and learning about, become one in the same.

It’s talking about that place that we need to be finding the words for.

Image Citation
Paccio, Kurt. “Kurt Paccio-NECC 2007 – 12.” Kpaccio’s Photostream. 24 June 2007. 2 Jul 2007 <>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.