edu180atl: tara subramaniam
Today marked the start of the first full week of school. After a few days to re-acclimatize ourselves with the routine, this week is the real deal.
I’ve realized so far, that high school is something new but still some of the same. It’s like finding an old favorite in the back of your bookshelf and pulling it out to rediscover the joys.
Re-Discovery. That’s what high school seems to be about for me. Being faced with a wide variety of options, sampling a few old and a few new ones then finally making some choices. Finding out who you really are all over again. High school allows you the opportunity to change some things about yourself and embrace others. Some of the old, some of the new. When you read that book a second time, some thing will still feel the same, but sometimes you’ll notice something new, maybe in the tone or voice. Subtle nuances that make a whole lot of difference.
High school isn’t about changing who you are, but about finding yourself again and reemerging, with maybe a few subtle changes.
So at the start of what I hope will be a fabulous, exploratory, authentic 21st century learning experience, I think of who I am, and who I hope to be. High school will change me a bit, but I’m ready. Ready to rediscover a world full of possibilities.
Tara (@TaraSubmarine) is a growing learner, interested in changing the world (specifically of education). She also loves food, reading, running and talking.