Post 29 on the TeachThought 30-Day Blogging Challenge: How have you changed as an educator?
I’ve changed a lot as an educator. I think back to my early days when I was so young it was hard to believe that parents took me seriously. Then I became a parent myself and could relate to them better. Now I’m older than most parents. The cycle continues.
- I have a broader perspective on education.
- I’m more educated.
- I have a PLN that reaches far and wide.
- I prioritize better and do my best to keep it focused on children and learning.
- I am no longer a classroom teacher, though I will always be an educator.
- I have learned so much from many valuable colleagues, peers, and mentors.
- I spend more time teaching teachers than teaching students. (I hope to balance that a bit more!)
- I’ve taken on more of a leadership role.
- I’m more reflective.
What hasn’t changed:
- My passion for technology
- My ability to keep track of the details and stay organized (I imagine that will recede as I continue to age!)
- My dedication to colleagueship
- My commitment to students
- My belief that everyone can learn