I never saw a need to blog, nor really understood the why. Reading another teacher’s blog is great when you need to learn something, but why post my thoughts? Who would care? But after becoming involved with the Ontario PLP community this fall, I am beginning to get it. These folks air their beefs, discuss what’s worked in the classroom and where they want to go next. Makes sense! My students and I have stumbled and conquered together on a number of cool projects. So yes, reflecting and celebrating are good reasons to blog. But for me, most importantly, I want to remember this journey, and with a memory like mine, that means writing it all down and… well….blogging. So now I get it. Blogging for me is my permanent travel log as I paddle through these somewhat murky and sometimes clear waters.
Paddling with my son, Dunlop Lake/09