As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, joy, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
When we arrive in a state of knowingness, we possess the ability to craft our knowledge to achieve the desired outcomes. However, during this crafting process, we have to ensure that knowledge will not be used as a type of manipulative, hurtful, or harmful tool. Whilst Picasso did say: "Know the rules and break them like an artist" We should not take this quote in a negative light. In the context of education: This is a quote that can be interpreted as an acquisition of tools to create, customize, and build as you desire, for the purposes of learning and growth. If we push or force our ideas and leave no room for students to explore, this is an absolute dis - service, and could also be deemed as unethical. We could simply ask students to consider rather than force. The human brain needs to think, flourish, wonder, imagine, create. These are some of the factors that are involved in re-creating, innovating, and effective problem solving. As educators or persons in business leadership, we have to leave some room for this process.
Knowing a subject, teaching, a subject is not enough. It is about the process of the transference. This goes back to the relationships we cultivate, and the passion of the subject that is conveyed. Young hearts, and minds are innocent treasures. With these words I share a beautiful quote, which I appreciated.
"There is a close affinity between wonder and love." - Cicorachi (2014: 161)
Let us cultivate our learning spaces with an atmosphere of warmth, and love so that creativity, wonder, and curiosity can flourish.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)