“The best education you can get is just talking with people who are smart…you can get that for the cost of lunch.”
What is the future of learning in a networked world? “Teachers don’t have to have any answers. The answers are everywhere.They need to direct students to ask the right questions.”
Two outstanding prepared speeches, both icebreakers, an impromptu speech by a superbly entertaining toastmaster, a fabulous table topics session, & some very educative evaluators. Ok, that last part isn’t strictly true, since I was one of them. But it was a fantastic meeting nonetheless.
A key learning from today’s meeting was the intensity of the focus that some of the speakers had – they were very clear what they wanted out of Toastmasters, & they did achieve what they wanted. The icing on the cake was that, by their own admission, they enjoyed the process of learning, & the thrill they got out of speaking at the events they were forced to. Each one of them is back for more.
I found that the day’s events are usually lost in the busy-ness of life.
My decision to go off Facebook has created more time for at least a little reflection.
I will hopefully keep this up.