What does it mean to be “transparent” in my learning?
Is the heart of reflection the exposure of my learning – in process and as it emerges? This is so uncomfortable for me, to let others see my journey through rough and wrong-headed thinking and interpretation of my experiences to some (always temporary) end-state of a learning process. I guess I don’t mind being vulnerable if the exposure is in the moment, is ephemeral – the passionate discussion exploring ideas with others – but if it is frozen in some sort of public artifact, in a way that is divorced from context, like a single blog post, I find myself paralyzed and even fearful. What is the risk here? What is the worst that can happen? I guess I don’t want to be judged by those who see the tiniest, narrowest slice of me in a moment of time, with no frame of reference or opportunity to interact.