February reflective topic: Many times we doubt ourselves and don’t believe in ourselves. Why do you think this is so? What can you do to believe in yourself?
Happy New Year and belated January topic!!! I hope we are all excited to recommit ourselves to using blogging, commenting, and this PLN as a tool to assist in reflective practice and growth. I recently received a suggestion that in addition to the main topic question, I include a second topic that was a bit out of the box in hopes that both or one of the two topics would spark our blog creativity. Please feel free to respond to both, either, or a topic of your choosing, and please share to twitter with #blogamonth.
Topic: As the world is busy making resolutions, what is the most important ‘lesson’ you want to teach your students?
Off-Topic (be a curmudgeon): The worst commercial on TV is....because...!!!
In honor of Connected Educator's Month:
The Connected Educator Month (CEM) initiative networks educators and education stakeholders through connected professional learning experiences worldwide. Over the past four years, millions of educators and others around the world have participated in hundreds of professional development and other educational opportunities, offering highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to all stakeholders at all levels.
What is the most powerful aspect of being a connected educator? How has it impacted your practice, growth, and/or happiness?
Welcome to the 1st official prompt of the 2017-18 blogmaonth cohort. For September we will look forward and back as we dive into another year of learning and growing. Please remember to tag #blogamonth in your post, and please join in the discussion by commenting on one another's posts.
A new beginning: One thing that is different from a year ago that I am grateful for…
For most of the #blogamonth community, 2017-18 school year has begun, and for others it is just around the corner. We will once again be doing monthly prompts to help all of our PLN with a little "edu-couragement" for monthly reflecting and commenting. I will post the first prompt at the beginning of September, but wanted to take the opportunity to offer a preseason prompt which will help stretch out the muscles and get a taste of the great sharing and learning that is in store for us in the months ahead.
1. Find a blog that you read over the summer or since you have returned to school.
2. Leave a comment to the author.
3. Tweet out the link to the blog with the #blogamonth
It has been a great year with many fabulous shares. Thank you to all who have contributed to the #blogamonth PLN. I plan to keep this going into next year, and I would welcome those that posted regularly to continue to do so, those that posted seldomly to aspire to be more regular posters, and that that only read or retweeted to jump in and share your reflections with us. Moreover, if there are new PLN members you know who wish to join and contribute please invite them to do so. Lastly, I am always open to ideas for Prompts. If you have a great topic you would like to share on, hear others take on, or you simply think would make for good reflection and reading, please send it my way.
For May I have a 2 part prompt.
Apologies on the 6 week hiatus and abdication of post(ing).
As we currently live in a world dominated be standardized testing, high stakes data, AYP, measures of efficiency...etc, I would love to invite all of our #blogamonth PLN to reflect on our own measures of success.
How do you internally measure success (beyond that of test scores)?
We are all creatures of habit. We search for, crave and often relish in our routines. While these routines offer stability and in many cases functional order, over time we can become blind to the choices we made in selecting the routines and therefore progress on autopilot. For February, I am challenging us all to "change a constant." Whether this is taking your class outside, putting music on, removing desks, unplugging your tech lesson, going paperless...etc, lets break the routine and reflect.
I look forward to sharing my "change" and commenting on your adventures.