#Pedagography and a spontaneous, invaluable learning session
This morning, while re-reading and studying Heath Bros. #Decisive (and prepping for upcoming #MVPSchool Leadership Council retreat), I was playing with some new ideas about #PedagogicalMasterPlanning.
“Widening my options” and thinking about PMP, I began to wonder more about a school instructionally mapping (like curriculum mapping but with more focus on methodology). Literally seeing a map in my mind’s eye, I grew more and more curious about a school engaging in cartography of its teaching and learning ecosystem. I have been thinking of PMP with analogy of architectural blueprints, and today more about cartography and mapping came into view.
Some of my tribe members had teased me about the hashtag #PedagogicalMasterPlanning, and I reached out to these great thinkers by introducing the new hashtag #Pedagography – the art and science of create maps of our pedagogical ecosystems in schools – our teaching and learning landscapes, so to speak.
Adjacent possibilities and some mental playwork deepened and stretched my thinking.
Then, I think we began to check for shared understanding.
And other super-thinkers entered the conversation. We really had quite a Stephen Johnson “coffee house” going – with ideas and hunches colliding to form new ideas and possibilities.
I could have taken notes privately. All to myself. But then I would have missed out on these incredible educators weighing in, inquiring about things, and enhancing my thinking.