Friday, October 22, 2010

One or two more things

Don't you have enough on your plate?
Or is it that you have too much time on your hands?
I can hear the comments already.

Well yes, life as a high school teacher or principal is pretty demanding. Days are already long and often extend well into the evening. But as I navigate the digital community and follow the tweets on my smartphone, I'm finding myself energized by the dialogue and intrigued by the opportunity to join the many relevant conversations that colleagues across the continent and around the world are having about education ... how education will meet the needs of learners today and in the next century. the next decade. the next five years. Clearly, the rate of change is accelerating!

Twitter and education blogs are rapidly becoming essential tools to our work as teachers and leaders. Whether by sharing an article from a professional journal, an engaging video clip, or collaborating with others, new technologies invite us to extend our thinking and consider perspectives and experiences of fellow practitioners in an expanding number of learning communities.

Participating in the dialogue, either through comments, or by contributing to a blog, is an action. Contributors are compelled to reflect on their own professional habits and values and deeply engage with the topic or subject matter.


  1. Congratulations on taking this step Terry and best of luck as you model, navigate and add to the blogosphere :)

  2. My blog and twitter has certainly been a constant source of professional learning. Welcome to the digital network of educators.