The not-so-secret ingredients that, when showered upon something, cause that thing to flourish.
I started EdTech Workshop on January 3rd, 2008. This is my one-year blog anniversary post. The fact that it is two weeks overdue and my last post before this one is over a month old (and a meme to boot), well, what does it mean?
Like so often happens in life, I started down the path not knowing where it would lead. I did not know how much I did not know. I had a feeling that it was time for me to start a blog. And so I began. I knew that no one was reading, so I wasn't shy or self conscious.
Here it is, a year (more or less) later, and I am in such a different place. I have become part of an amazing network of educators I didn't know existed. I feel a connection to my fellow edubloggers. I have more to share than ever before, but for some reason I am having a hard time putting down the words.
I want my blog to flourish, to be a place of growth, sharing, meeting of the minds, revelations and reflections. I need to dedicate the time and attention back to blogging.
To my wonderful readers- I feel like I know you and consider you colleagues and friends. I can't thank you enough for joining me on this path.
I recently realized and wrote the following:
I always felt set apart from most of the teachers around me by virtue of my ideas and opinions about learning and schooling. Now, with technology to connect me to other educators who share my values, I no longer feel set apart, rather I feel a part of a growing movement of educators using amazing tools and strategies to reach learners and infuse life and excitement into schools.