Friday, February 26, 2016

It's Time

One of my goals for over a year is to get back to blogging, and sharing all of the amazing things I am learning and seeing with the wonderful educators that I have the privilege to work with everyday.  However, it seems like each day there is a reason to put it off one more day, as there are more pressing things to do.  I say that I am going to share it later,.. I will do it tomorrow.  One of the things I share with teachers that I am working with is that as you learn something new, it is important to jump in and make it intentional to build it into your routine.  I think it's time to take my own advice!

So many teachers are doing wonderful things with students in the classroom as we are in our third year of 1:1 in our district.  It makes me smile and grateful each time I walk by one of their classrooms and see the powerful learning that is taking place.   They are changing the learning in the classroom in ways that I would have loved to have accomplished as a teacher.  They are connecting, differentiating, collaborating, enriching and extending the curriculum with students.  Students are getting opportunities for choice to share their learning, as well as each getting a "voice" to be heard.   These are just a  few examples of what is happening on a daily basis if you walked into our schools..

I am so proud to be a part of the learning initiative and see students preparing for their future!   As teachers and students are jumping into trying new things and sharing with each other, it is now time for myself to reconnect with my pln and share some of the things I am learning along the way as well. Modeling is so important!  As I continue the conversation with teachers about extending their learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, I must also make the time.

I am ready to reconnect!