Why You Should Blog, Twitter, and Comment……

What has joining the online discussion about education and technology done for me? How has writing here changed me or the way I approach my work? Have I learned anything? I know this for sure……I know less than I thought I did (I heard those snickers by the way!). So what is the point you may ask? Education is about being willing to learn, being willing to take risks and acknowledging that we do not have all the answers. Not only do we have to admit to not “knowing” it all, but we need to be eager to look for the answers. Teachers must model this for their students. Teaching is more about guiding students to learn new skills for themselves as it is about telling students about what they should know. Today’s students need to know how to research, work with a team, how to think critically and find information when they need it. All learners need to be able to read, reflect and respond. I think the most important thing that I have learned is that I must continue to learn! I know now that no teacher/administrator has learned everything they need to know about being an effective educator. We need to learn everyday. What we learn today changes what we will do tomorrow…….and teachers are in the best position to model this for the community.

2 thoughts on “Why You Should Blog, Twitter, and Comment……

  1. I like to use my blog page with my geometry classes to discuss projects that we work on in class, and have 'off topic' discussions that help students examine themselves and their futures. It's always easy to tell who's put thought into what they're posting, and who's simply going through the motions to get the credit.

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