I’m really good at sculpting balloon animals. No, really, I am. All the children in my layout come to me frequently to get a giraffe or a dog or an octopus.
Yesterday, as I was entertaining the kids, my balloon pump broke. What a tragedy!
I instantly ordered a new one on Amazon and promised everyone that in 2 days I’ll be able to give them two animals instead.
All the kids went back to another house, somewhat disappointed. In 5 mins they all came back.
"You don’t need a hand pump uncle. You can blow the balloons with your mouth too," said the kids.
I said, "No it isn’t possible." I am the expert after all.
A six year old kid says, "No uncle. I asked Alexa. She said it is possible and showed a video also."
A six year old schooled me, a 38 year old. In an area of my expertise. Because Alexa! 🤦♂️
This is what we are all dealing with these days. Knowledge is available in abundance and for free.
If you and I need to succeed as educators, we need to dig deeper and bring more value to the life of our learners.
If we are just as good as (or worse than) a free YouTube video, we will see our own value declining with time.
Lungs hurtingly yours,