Learning by Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping seems like the wrong thing to do. It seems like we are lurching our way into other people’s space. It seems like we are breaking the unofficial privacy laws, but have you ever noticed the knowledge and wisdom that you pick up from those moments when you weren’t supposed to be listening. You walk through the teachers’ lounge to get your mail, and you hear something that brings things into perspective or you are at a conference listening to a speaker, and the wisest thing being said is in the conversation next to you. It seems like we should be able to contain our eyes and ears, but ultimately, they were made to listen, watch, and explore. It is important that we continue to eavesdrop on education and the learning happening all around us as it may be the space for big inspiration.