One text I read for my Masters subject “Connected Learning” was called “Teaching Crowds“. It talks a lot about social media and the use of technology to effectively differentiate the curriculum for today’s learners.
Going back to the metaphor of the candle for a great teacher, it heartens me to read “digital property, like the flame of a candle, is not diminished when shared with others. Indeed, the sharing of both candles and digital artifacts creates more light for the benefit of all.”
Maybe there’s a message in there. How, even when our wax is waning, the passion of sharing with our students and our colleagues- teamwork- can make our flame shine more brightly than ever.
After all, education is the not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire!