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Trydeas or TrIdeas? Turns out it doesn't matter

You can't plow a field by turning it over in your mind. - Irish Proverb
In reading Seth Godin's "I get it!" entry, I realized how guilty I was of stopping at that point instead of taking the next step.

The ideas and inspirations about education and teaching that I get from my continual contact with colleagues, through social media, and reading articles and blogs are written down on scraps of paper,  in various notebooks, and into my phone or tablet. Maybe later, at some point, I re-read them and may even recopy them to Evernote for organization purposes (under what I thought was a catchy and creative file name, "TrIdeas") but then the fruit often dies on the vine.
As Yoda said those many years ago in a galaxy far, far away, "Do, or do not. There is no try" and Seth points out in his blog, getting it is only the first step in the process. Doing it must follow.
The only way the ideas can be transforming is if they are acted upon. This is often diffic…