I went to the Stampede today; I felt guilty taking myself away from my work but I had an epiphany while I was there. I went to my first rodeo and gained new knowledge and respect for what cowboys do. In many ways they demonstrate the learning cycle.
- They take risks (I wouldn't get on that animal).
- They get thrown around (and stomped on sometimes)
- There are facilitators who help when they're in trouble with their activity (sometimes I think my students think I'm a clown).
- They face humiliation in front of their peers, but most importantly they get up and try again.
It feels like I've been thrown off a few horses this week, but I'm still getting up. I think we all need to be cowboys (girls) in this program. Now I really I want a hat.