That's why it is important to consider the value of your time and effort--when is time spent wasted and when is time spent valuable?
Observing and taking part in efforts before committing to those events is a good idea with regard to time well spent or time wasted. Sometimes we may partake in an event only to realize a commitment to that work would not result in good gain or meaningful contribution, and other times we preview an effort and we know right away that it's a worthwhile experience.
As I think about this topic and the work that lays before me, I choose the following activities:
- Weekly #satchat and #edchat: those chats result in lots of great efficient learning, connections, links, and resources.
- Commitment to research, creativity, and reflection related to the topics I am teaching which are mostly learning-to-learn mindsets/attitudes, math, and STEAM.
- Greater research and reflection with regard to teaching and learning through selected, high quality online and offline events and venues.
There are many areas that I will steer clear of as well as those areas are not worth the time and investment required with regard to my goals and forward movement.