My added value
The past days I've been gathering information about projects in education which are currently in progress and I've been wondering what I can do to help. From the following TED talk from Derek Sivers I learned that sometimes it's important to lead, but that it can be even more important to join. (ps, it's short and fun to watch, apparently it takes two to start a movement)
So I've been thinking what my added value can be within changing the education system, because since I'm not a teacher and neither a specific expert on the topic, I feel it's not my task to lead. But that doesn't mean I cannot be of value, quite the opposite as Derek nicely explains above.
So what can I do? Maybe my quality in this case lies in connecting people. I've been thinking that it would be great to connect some of the most inspiring people in NL (like Claire Boonstra) to some of the most invluencial people (like the minister of Education). But I haven't managed to get in contact with the minister yet, probably she's busy. The good thing is that Claire would be happy to have a cup of coffee with her.
Want to be connected?
I can also connect people who want to do something with eduction, but don't know what yet. Or people who do have ideas, but would like to meet with more people about it. This saterday I met two people full of enthousiasme to make a difference in education, but they were in need for people to brainstorm with.
So do you feel like sharing ideas your about eduction and learning from others? Let me know in the comments or write me a mail and I'll organise something nice.