When events bubble over as we see in Baltimore I find it hard to continue writing. Whatever I thought I wanted to say about education or teaching or coaching or parenting just does not seem as important anymore.
For a time my best strategy is to listen. To read. To learn. To pay attention. And share what I find helpful, relevant, important.
I need multiple perspectives. I need to hear multiple voices. The above collection is but a sliver of what is on offer. And it helps me in my modest sense-making process. In all of this “seeming confusion” we desperately need to keep working on ourselves: challenging our mental models and assumptions, recognizing what we don’t know and educating ourselves; listening more, lecturing less.
We have our work cut out for us. Let us continue to approach it with compassion and humility.