What has creating the PCHSdirectorBLOG and writing 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. Thinking in this public space has forced me to acknowledge that I do not have all the answers. Not only have I had to admit to not “knowing” it all, but realizing that fact has made me eager to learn more about just about everything to do with my passion, educating the youth of my community. Writing this blog has given me a great way to reflect and refine my thinking about many of things I do everyday and explore many of the current trends in education. When I was challenged to write a blog (by my school librarian), I had no idea that participating in the world of education blogs would lead me to joining a learning network that includes some of the brightest minds in education today. In a way, writing here has led to a lot of frustration. I think the online network of educators that I interact with are primarily progressive types who long for meaningful change in the way we do our jobs. The lack of true change is very frustrating especially for an educator like me who has children currently in the system. That fact has created a sense of urgency that schools have to change now. We cannot afford to waste time doing what we have always done. Blogging has led me to understand that my most important role is that of lead learner. I have to continually demonstrate for my staff and my students that learning is the goal, and knowledge is the result of our endeavors.
This post was written in response to the “How has Blogging Rocked Your World meme”