We don’t have to know all the answers

All this sudden change reminds me of the Idea Friendly Method, but it’s not quite the same. For example, the instant mass shifts to remote work and learning didn’t happen the old way. There wasn’t time for the usual long process of committee meetings, study commissioning and plan writing. Schools and businesses picked an idea and started forward. It’s almost like Idea Friendly, except where it’s not. 

There were no small steps. There wasn’t time. So there are innumerable different ideas being applied on a school-wide or business-wide scale right now. And results vary. 

As small town people, we have the advantage of flexibility. We can try smaller tests and respond to what we learn. We can tolerate a certain amount of chaos as lots of different people try different ideas all at once. 

We don’t have to know all the answers. We just have to be open to trying new ideas. 

Keep shaping the future of your town, 

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