There are so many posts out there that include a number in the title. 7 Characteristics of an Innovative Educator, 6 Types of Digital Content Sharers, 10 Digital Citizenship Resources, and so on. One of my favorites is Tom Barrett’s (@tombarrett) “Interesting Ways” series where the number keeps changing as more people add resources and ideas.
I realize that when I see a tweet or a post shared that includes a number in the title, I’m drawn to it. Perhaps I’m thinking that just it feels manageable. I often share resources with the educators in our schools and everyone is busy and overwhelmed by the job of teaching. But if they see a post with a number, maybe they can consider those few things.
When I think about my role in our schools I think of just one thing. Relationships. Just as it’s critical to build relationships with our students, it’s also important to build relationships with one another. We can do that in many ways. I have relationships with many in my PLN whom I’ve never met face to face. But the best way to build relationships among those we work most closely with is face-to-face. Have lunch together. Send along an article or post about something you were just talking about in the hall. Show that you listen and care. Have a sense of humor. Build trust through those relationships.
Just one thing.