I am going to attempt to begin a blog.  I am not sure why I find this medium so intimidating but in some way I suppose it is.  Maybe it stems to our insecurities.  What if someone doesn't agree with me?  What if they don't like what I write? Seeing no way around these, I am going to dive in (insecurities and all).  I will start with something easy and hopefully over time my posts will become more thoughtful.

Top 4 Things about my Job
1.  I get to meet amazing people almost everyday:  I have gotten to meet some extraordinary people throughout this year.  I have been given an opportunity to expand my PLN (personal learning network) outside of my individual school to all of the schools in the division.
2.  I get to see master teachers at work everyday:  I get to have the opportunity to observe and team teach with some spectacular teachers.  The amount I have learned from these opportunities has impacted my teaching and I feel blessed to be able to work along side teachers of this caliber.
3.  I have a new understanding of professional development:  I feel like when I have a classroom again my professional development will look much different from how it did in the past.  I will seek out the opportunity to observe other teachers in my building.  I will ask for others to come and watch me teach and give me specific feedback on how to improve.  I will collaborate with others outside of my school.  I will seek out what I need to improve my teaching practice.
4.  I get to seek out ways to bring learning to life for students: perhaps this should be at the top of my list.  I feel like my experience with Galileo has confirmed my belief that learning can be deep, meaningful and fun.

Please feel free to leave a comment for me.  You could always share you top 4 list about your job.

Professor Frink
5/31/2011 11:43:23 am

Can't wait to read more, it's about time you started a blog to share all your ideas and experiences.

6/29/2011 04:53:37 am

Good luck with your blog. I agree that the best professional learning comes from and together with colleagues. This profession truly does give us the unique opportunity to meet amazing people, both teachers and students!


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    Carmen Slemp

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