📑 It’s about time we inquired into time….

Bookmarked It’s about time we inquired into time…. by Kath Murdoch (kathmurdoch.com.au)

YOU HAVE 6 HOURS. A TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY. NOW IMAGINE THAT YOU CAN DECIDE HOW YOU WILL USE THAT TIME. NO SET CURRICULUM, NO BELLS, NO ‘MUST DOS’. YOUR ONLY GOAL IS TO DESIGN THE DAY IN A WAY THAT YOU THINK WILL PROVIDE A REALLY RICH, POWERFUL DAY OF LEARNING. WHAT MIGHT THAT DAY LOOK LIKE?

Kath Murdoch reflects on the challenge of time and priority. She provides a number of suggestions to support this process, including being mindful, being consiously calm, remember we all have 24 hours in a day, resist the urge to plan too much and know your curriculum. This reminded me of Seth Godin’s statement

“I didn’t have time.” This actually means, “it wasn’t important enough.” It wasn’t a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of the list.

I was also left thinking about Tom Barrett’s discussion of innovation compression:

We need to lead with a deep appreciation for what is on people’s plates. We need to avoid innovation compression by clearing the way, closing existing programmes and providing people the resources they need to make things work.

I think that hexagonal planning can be useful in helping with this process.

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