Awareness asks to address how our actions manifest in the world. Too often, we are stuck looking at “why” we did something. We explain and validate our course of action to ourselves and others, as we offer up explanations and justifications, which may or may not be relevant.
We can experience this type of thinking in the classroom, as we become more focused, for example, on “why” we earned a test score versus the “how” of our actions that lead to the test score. Our performance in the classroom is based on the “how” of our actions, not the “why” of our explanations.
What has brought you here – to this moment?
What are you more likely to put time into relative to your classroom actions, explaining “why” or understanding “how”?