Rediscovering Education…and Ourselves in the Process

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Over the past six months or so, I’ve been working as a scribe for a friend and local educator in the school system who has decided to advance her education and pursue her Masters in Education.  This decision did not come lightly, as returning to school combined with juggling a teaching career and being a single parent is not exactly easy.apple

However, she is a determined, resourceful, and intelligent woman who knows what she wants – and what she wants is to rediscover education so that she can be a more effective educator.

I’ve been thinking a lot about her choice, especially after having talked to her students this morning as part of the Education Week happening here in Saskatchewan.  Seeing their shining young faces and discussing careers and education with them has put me in an introspective mood regarding their future careers, the teachers who work with them, and my friend’s choice to progress her own education.

In our discussions regarding educational theory, practice, and implementation, it is incredible the varying approaches and opinions that people have towards education.  The spectrum runs from people who go out of their way to avoid any “learning”, to those who eagerly pursue it and search for new things to learn each day.  Ultimately, I feel that whether or not you are conscious of it, we are all learning each and every day.

Progressing, changing, adapting, living, learning.

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

In today’s tech-literate world, it is very easy to gain access to the information and answers we desire.  We “Google” terms and phrases to obtain further details.  We search online for market trends.  We peruse houses on Agent websites or via the MLS system.

As much as we don’t see it as such, this is all education!  We’re seeing new photos, reading new information, making connections to things we already know.  Our quest for information then leads to us looking for more information, talking to other people, sharing this information learning, or leveraging it in our own businesses.

“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” – Herbert Spencer

The same can be said for this article.  Usually my articles focus on strategies or features that are interesting and can benefit you in your business and lives, but this month is a bit different.  Rather than sharing something new, I’m throwing out a challenge to you.

Go to www.Point2AgentEducation.com.  Register for a live Education Session, read a previously-written article, check out the blog tips, watch a Training Video.  Then, take that knowledge and apply it to your Point2 Agent site.  Don’t worry about making mistakes:

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – John Powell

If something did go wrong, how did you rectify the situation?  What did you learn that you need to consider in the future?  What went well?  What progression or changes did you make on your website?  What did you learn?

We all learn each and every day.  That is what keeps us motivated.  That is what keeps life interesting.  That is what makes us interesting.  That is what keeps us alive.

“Education is too important to be left solely to educators.” – Francis Keppel

My friend is taking a chance and jumping in head-first into a new chapter of her life, taking her future by the horns and giving it a shake to not only improve her life and job skills, but also the education that her students receive from her.

Your education is in your hands.  What are you going to do with it?

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