I am writing this reflection from my hotel room in Singapore, where I am lucky enough to be attending a course title ‘The role of the PYP Coordinator’. Tonight is the end of day two and I have homework to do before tomorrow. I need to reflect on my learning so far and to especially consider the following questions.
So in relation to the first question, just what have I learned about the group and our collective knowledge?
I have learned:
That our thirty participants work in nine different countries.
That many of them speak multiple languages.
That one participant can speak 11 languages, I was truly humbled by this idea.
That our collective understanding and knowledge is of enormous value.
That talking with others is almost as beneficial as the course itself.
That I need to keep reading and keep learning.
That the role of the PYP coordinator is a challenging but exciting one.
That although all our schools are all different, essentially we all care about the one issue, our students learning.
That the reason I teach is because of the students and that is the same no matter where one works.
That I am making connections with people that will continue to be valuable as I learn and grow.
What have I learned about myself?
That I will always be a learner and that no matter what I might think I know, other people will always be able to offer me tips, tricks, ideas and strategies that I can take back to my classroom and staff.
Tomorrow my learning will continue, right now I am off to explore some of the delights of Singapore.