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Learner/Teacher/Therapist

April 21, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m such a confused person. I’m never sure which way to go. I have so many ideas and they get all confused in my head. I sat down and thought about it this morning. I came to the conclusion….I should be confused! I have to look at things through the eyes of a learner but think like a teacher and get in their minds like a therapist. I’m schizophrenic!! Okay, okay, I know it isn’t THAT bad. Some days it just seems that way.

I think many of my issues stem from the fact I’m still pretty new to this whole ID thing. I haven’t found my niche. At the same time, I don’t WANT to find my niche. A niche insinuates being stuck doing the same type of things over and over. I don’t like that idea. I want to be open to changes and be able to continually learn. But I’m finding it hard to know what to concentrate on because there are so many directions to go and so many things to learn. One week I’m creating a website to house how-to materials. The next I’m doing a workshop on Office 2007. And the next I’m creating an online course (as both the SME and ID). While I like to think I’m a rather diverse person, and in theory would like to stay that way. In reality, it might be a good thing for my sanity to find a niche. On the other hand, when you are a department of one, how is that even possible?

I guess I’m not feeling so heroic this week.

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