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Open and empowered

Posted on: May 19, 2020

John Krasinski is an actor from the USA. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he was inspired to focus on Some Good News (SGN) instead of the usual fare.


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His latest episode focused on how an online community sprung up from his initiative and offered a glimpse into what other SGNs shows looked like (start at this timestamp).

Krasinski’s efforts remind me of the importance of being open in education and empowering learners. Setting this expectation releases resources and ideas from the shackles of outdated policy and unnecessary administration. Giving permission provides learners and educators with the freedom and responsibility to create, share and learn.

If there is something I would like to emerge after the pandemic dust settles, it is mindsets and behaviours that showcase openness and empowerment. I bet that the joy and creativity that these unleash will help us deal with the next obstacle thrown our way.

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