A year ago today I ventured into a world I didn’t even know existed. I began reaching out to a wider community of educators. A year ago today the world of education was external, small, and outside of the scope of my existence. When I heard of conferences with presenters, education authors, and the latest ideas, they were somewhere beyond the world I lived. I had encountered things from that world, but for me, education existed in the bubble of my classroom at the end of the hall and in my tiny rural school.
A year ago today, that changed. I pointed my ship into the darkness, identified a strange new world, and headed off toward a totally different understanding of education. In the past year I have developed into truly being a “connected educator”. What have I learned? How am I different? Why does that matter?
I have learned…
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