I’m back from the Education and the Inquiring Mindset conference. What a great experience! I met people from many different fields — all dedicated to improving education and preparing our young people to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Words like “inspiring,” “thought-provoking,” and “challenging” were bandied about.
Here are a few things I heard at the conference:
- Marjorie Schiller: Don’t look for common ground; look for higher ground.
- Marilee Adams: To get different results, you must change your questions.
- Kathy Telban: Gain the support of naysayers in a change initiative by asking how they would mitigate the risk of the negative outcome they foresee.
- Jim Roussin: Coaching cannot occur absent a relationship.
- Lee Salmon: In order to survive in the 21st century, people must learn to succeed in a rapidly changing environment. This means people must become lifelong experiential learners, which requires building a competency in learning.
- Melinda Sinclair: We are experiencing a shift from an old model that required command, control, coercion, conformity, and consistency, to a new model that requires collaboration, connection, co-creation, contribution, change, and complexity.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a list of the book and media recommendations I took away from the conference.
Check out other pictures from the event in my Twitter feed (@BmoreSara) or search Twitter for
#edandinquire #edandinquiry (NOT #ed&inquiry — did you know you can’t use ampersands in hashtags? I didn’t!).