Today I had the great fortune to attend the Center for Teaching Quality Teacher Leadership EdCamp led by the amazing Lori Nazaren0. Not only did I get to work with amazing educators from my community, but I worked through a design challenge for the work I have embarked on in my school.
Lori taught us this term, chaordic. It is that space in between total chaos and order. So it has some order to it, but allows room for chaos as well. It is the place where creativity and innovation bloom. If there is too much order, there cannot be innovation. If there is too much chaos, it stresses people out.
She modeled the notion of chaordic beautifully today as we met in groups we identified mattered to us.
When I told my husband about this word and explained it to him, he laughed and said, “Isn’t that where life is lived? Don’t we try to manage it, but then realize it can’t be done?” He’s so right. When we try to overmanage, we lose the fun, the innovation, the creativity, right?