I have been blogging for a long time. I blogged as a teacher with my students 10 years ago. I blogged as a facilitator with technology integration ideas & shout outs. I blogged as an AP, just about education leadership thoughts and with my staff. Last year I decided that each blog that was written about #thefirstyear, I would denote in a special way, so that when I looked back, I could see the growth (gulp!) and the experiences that my first year brought. That hashtag #thefirstyear, of course, coined by George Couros, reminded me each time I sat down that it was still, in fact, just my first year. Reflection is huge for me, and when I took the time to get it all out, I felt better. Perfectly aligns with the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
I feel like I processed things better, and had a chance to THINK things through.
This year…I will be more consistent. My posts may not be as long…but they will be happening more regularly, 🙂 #taketwo is the hashtag I’ll be sorting these with.
Also, a side note…I am so thankful to those of you who read and comment and share along this journey. Your comments and words of support genuinely make me a better administrator…and person.