First published on It’s About Learning, Dec. 27, 2014.
To My Beloved Community at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and The Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation:
You inspire me.
Your inquiry. (You’re inquiry.)
Your innovation. (You’re innovation.)
Your impact. (You’re impact.)
They inspire me, and you inspire me. And so I challenge you.
What is your “mold?” What is your idea bubbling forward and exploding out from/to your inquiry and innovation and impact?
I challenge you to spend as long as it takes to watch “The Year in Ideas: TED Talks in 2014.” (And if you are “older,” please consider starting with the TEDx below from Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein: “It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference.”)
The talks themselves are incredible, instructive, and educational. I learned quite a bit from watching them all myself. They are full of content. They model remarkable skills. They are stories from innovators nurtured.
But that’s not why I share them here and challenge…
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