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If you’re the smartest person in the room, then
you’re in the wrong room.

– Anonymous

I stumbled upon this quote on twitter awhile back, and it has been rolling around in my mind ever since.   I love it because . . .

  • It speaks to the importance of being a learner all the time.
  • It reminds me to constantly surround myself with people who can push me, challenge my thinking, and teach me something new.
  • It encourages me to ask myself of everyone I encounter, “What will I learn from this person, today?”
  • It makes my heart pound with the excitement and fear and constantly working to outgrow myself.

David Weinberger (2014) says the smartest person in the room is the room.  Equally as wonderful and thought provoking, David’s quote reminds me that . . .

  • When we harness our collective intelligence we can do more than we could ever do on our own.
  • When we work in isolation, we miss out on reaching our full potential.
  • When we come together committed to create and do good, nothing can get in our way.

Today, let’s reach out and connect.

Let’s listen and learn from everyone we meet.

Let’s seek to surround ourselves with people who will help us become better human beings and stronger educators.

Let’s share our gifts freely with the world.

Let’s learn bravely everywhere we go.

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Thanks, @edcamptc and #mnlead for sharing this great message.

@EdCampTC (or any edcamp) is a great chance to connect with passionate educators for day of spontaneous and organic professional learning.  Check it out!