Going Up Anyone?
New students and new teachers have something in common; the extra challenges of learning new systems, meeting new people and figuring out how we will be learn in this new environment. I'm not sure if it's easier to be older and wiser, I'm all to aware of the size of shoes my predecessor left me to fill.
Surfing the net and other blogs led me to a fellow 'Back to School Survivor' who scooped an article from a very sensible woman Krissy Vensodale and she listed 10 reasons why as a teacher you want to be connected and therefore why your students need to be connected.
And let's not forget to be balanced and remember it's important to be unplugged. Gever Tulley's 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let You Could Do has the important theme of the importance of physical exploration in our world.
As my fingers start to cramp and eyes begin to cross as I explore the school online presence and attempt to build the new elementary libguide page and my professional blog, I note that I'm excited to be apart of this new environment and eager to participate in the community.