Ever felt like it would be easier to avoid ICT’s? Are you one that avoids a challenge, due to a sense of fear?
Prior to designing this blog, I must admit I had a sense of fear. How hard would it be? Would I be able to transfer prior ICT skills to this platform to make it work for me?
The timing of reading a blog on fixed vs growth mindset could not have come at a better time. Both mindsets were included in Michael Graham Richard’s blog (Graham, 2007) and prompted me to think about the benefits of adopting a growth mindset in this course.
First of all I had to identify as either having a fixed or growth mindset. Generally speaking, I feel I have a growth mindset when it comes to ICT’s. While I am not suggesting I am fearful of the unknown, I am up for the challenge. I realise challenges and obstacles will come my way and I have to work through these to come out the otherside.
Yes ICT’s, are a relatively new and unfamiliar territory for me, however was my mindset ready for the challenge?
On first glance at the course and its week 1 requirements, I knew I was going to be up for a challenge. Without embracing the challenges thrown my way (like setting up this blog), I was not going to grow. How could I expect my students to try new ICT platforms willingly, if I was not going to adopt a growth mindset and embrace the challenge? Isn’t the saying, practice what you preach?
So here I am, starting my ICT learning journey. I am ready for the challenge and although I will face obstacles along my path, I will face them head on with a strong growth mindset. Where there is a will, there is a way!!