I feel like the training wheels were just taken off my bike as I ride solo on this first blog post! Talking about blogging has been my thing…sure I want to blog, that sounds great I will get on that, oh I love what you wrote, I can’t wait to try it out and then I would “forget” about it and go about my busy life of being a wife, mom and educator!
However, this past week I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Fall Convergence 2016, #wonderwake, at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. I was able to meet an #EdHero of mine, George Couros author of The Innovator’s Mindset. If you have not read the book, please do yourself a favor and read it! You will be inspired like I was when I read it over the summer! He shared with us the benefits of blogging and the importance of leaving a digital footprint. This hit me like a ton of bricks because I want to make an impression and inspire others and what better way to reach them but by blogging!
Below is a picture of my new bestie and myself!
(George Couros and myself, December 1, 2016)
I do have another #EdHero and that is my principal, Dr. Sandy Chambers. When I first met her I knew that would I like her because of her positive, go get them attitude but I did not realize the impact that she would have on my professional life. I was a very routine person and did everything the same as the day, month, year before. It was not until I was asked to teach a 4/5 combo class changed things up for me. It was different, challenging and I loved it! From that point on every year I either changed grade, tracks or grades and tracks! It was a change that I needed but would have never have done it without Dr. Chambers’ support and encouragement.
Dr. Chambers at Fall Convergence 2016 inspiring others!
Feeling inspired by my #EdHeroes is why I am today, blogging away sharing my inspirations with you! I am super excited about this opportunity but scared at the same time. I am by no means a writer, I am a talker, I love to talk, but writing scares me. However, I cannot ask my students to take risks if I truly do not take risks myself.
I have a few ideas that I am going to blog about over the next week. I am tracked out and during track out I always reflect on what I did and make plans to change things up the next quarter. Please be sure to check back this week for my next post. This really is just my introductory post.
I am super excited for this opportunity and greatly appreciate the peer pressure that came via Twitter! Thank you to my PLN for the encouragement and support!
I will leave you with this quote from George Couros…. “We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives are almost impossible to hear.”
We all need to #trendthepositive so that the negatives are not hear, support each other, inspire one another and continue to take risks. Our #kidsdeserveit!
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