Posts for Tag: change


Erosion can be beautiful. 

Erosion is a word that often carries negative connotations. At least, the words often used to describe erosion are so mechanical and permanent. It means that something is in the process of being removed, lost, or perhaps eliminated. 

Erosion is constant. 

This picture popped up in my “on this day” feed yesterday. It was taken exactly four years ago, during a field trip to Point Bonita. It was one of many that I snapped during day-hikes along the trails from Hill 88 and Rodeo Beach. 

This picture reminded how quickly, or how slowly, things can change. It all depends on your perspective. 

Four years ago, I was in a very different role in education. I was worried what I would lose if I were to switch roles, or switch districts. My world would change dramatically, and I would lose things! 

4 years later: those things I’ve lost were insignificant. They disappeared quickly and without regret. 

Bye Felicia! 

The best part? Their removal has shaped my landscape, and it’s really nice view...and it’s a process that is ongoing. 

Erosion can be powerful. 


This is my second year as an EdTech TOSA. As the year winds down, I've been thinking about CHANGE. 

  • How has my role changed? 
  • How has my approach changed? 
  • How has my title changed? 
  • What else do I need to change to grow as a teacher/learner? 
  • Who has something to teach me? 
  • Why do some people fail to understand the significance of the turn signal? 

Maybe that last one can be chalked up to ignorance. Maybe some people just like to be mysterious. Maybe I'm just off-topic. 

But, the blinking lights (the “shiny things”) do have a role in my growth—they signal change. As my role in the district moves toward an Instructional Technology Coach, I've observed a slow shift from the blind enthusiasm of “technology in the classroom” to true digital learning. While slow to gain traction, that shift has been a significant change. 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

If that is true, I hope this shift in digital learning stays on course...or changes...