Teaching in early childhood can be a draining occupation because of the constant demands placed on your energy, creativity, patience and skills in the classroom. Sometimes, a good way to get a change of pace is to pick up new skills…even something completely unrelated to education.
That is what I did in the past month. I took an online power searching course by Google…60+ hours of videos, reading, practice and assessments… But it was worth the time and effort! At the end of the course, I had loads of new skills neatly tucked away and a certificate to show for the effort. Take a look:
Was it really worth the time? I think so. It gave me new perspectives, new ideas and a change of pace. Already I’m beginning to see positive results of taking that short course, even in my work in early childhood. It isn’t a skill that impacts my work directly, but it does make me a more effective worker, and it does save me lots of time, and it does help me find what I need more quickly and more accurately. :)) So was it wasted time? No, of course not!
Did anyone else take Power Searching with Google? How was your experience and how has it impacted you as a worker?
Thank you for reading!