The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word polymath as “a person who knows a lot about many different subjects”. I wear many hats in my career and personal life. I read anything I can get my hands on and establish myself as something of a human encyclopedia – a lot of experience and knowledge about a lot of different topics and technologies.
So, why did I add the “in training” suffix? It’s a twofold answer. My career focuses on training and education. Second, I ascribe to Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s quote:
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
Michaelangelo is often attributed to the quote “Ancora imparo”, translated as “I am always learning”. Though it is nearly impossible to verify that Michaelangelo actually uttered those words, I adhere to the spirit of the quotation. I am always learning and I always seek to learn more, so I am a polymath, in training.
learner-centered instructional designer, creative content creator, educational technologist, leader, problem solver
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