Friday, September 21, 2007

The Danger of Preparation

Is it possible to overprepare? Frankly, I never really thought so until today. This summer, I worked with the teachers in our global partnership project to create interesting activity ideas, to introduce them to tools we might use. Never during this process did I stress the fact that there are always more ideas, different ways that might be just as good. I see that I did not emphasize the necessarily flexible, flowing nature of ANY collaboration. I prepared my Generals and I prepared them well! They are comfortable taking the lead but not necessarily following. This, too, is the nature of a new program...learning from your mistakes and fixing them.
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