I am always encouraging those around me to take time for reflection. My turn. Here are 5 things I am thankful for in my educational life.
1. I'm very thankful to be involved in the greatest vocation on the planet….EDUCATION!
2. I am thankful that no matter what everyday challenges come my way as a school leader, I am always inspired by our students.
3. I am very thankful for the amazing educators I work with daily and have had the joy of collaborating with over the years. Their wisdom is cherished.
4. I am thankful for the caring parents and community members that have helped create successful opportunities for our students.
5. I am thankful for my wonderful blog subscribers, followers and of course all of my PLN friends. THANK YOU!
I have skyped around the world professionally and with family on a personal level. Skype is having our global neighbors in the same room! WHY wouldn't we do this on a regular basis in our classrooms??
Who to Skype:
- Teachers around the World
- Business professionals
- Students from around the world
- Whole Classrooms
- Entire schools
The possibilities continue to be endless!!
Then there is the PLN Connection:
- Educators around the world
All of this wonderful information and collaboration is available now! Just a phone call or email away from arranging a plan. Let's JUST DO IT!
I am committed to blogging about my education passions on a regular basis.
- Blogging frees my mind and helps to give clarity and structure to the many ideas I think about regularly.
- My writing skills improve by committing to blogging regularly.
- It’s another opportunity to share my interests and beliefs with friends and others in my PLN.
- Blogging allows me to reflect upon on my past behaviors and decisions for continuous improvement.
- I get feedback to aid in my personal and professional growth.
- Blogging provides another opportunity to meet up and exchange ideas!
- I get to share my learning!
There are so many benefits. What are some of yours?
“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it”.
I am very excited about BYOD programs happening in schools across the country. It’s the perfect blend of students:
- Feeling comfortable with their own device.
- Blended tech. models (one size does not fit everyone).
- Finite funds available for school technology.
I heard a comparison recently of schools treating their technology budgets like a “Utility”. We need to budget for heating, phones, electricity. TECHNOLOGY is NOW added to that list of needed school utilities.
Here is a treasure-trove of BYOD resources: