How do you value the connections you have with those you work with?
The experience of working with teams of teachers is empowering for me, it challenges me to think about my teaching everyday. I am inspired by conversations in the coffee line, by enthusiastic recounts over lunch and even by the tired face I walk out the door with in the late afternoons.
As teachers we have the opportunity to constantly reflect and add value to the learning experiences of both our students and our colleagues - if we choose to.
I am also discovering a whole new network of 'virtual' colleagues, educators from all over the world who are energised, interested and interesting, who inspire me to 'drop-in' on @twitter chats and to take conversations further. This new #PLN is growing and changing and I am continue to be amazed at the possibilities.
So why did I name this post 'Get your game on...?' because that is exactly what the energy of enthusiastic educators does. It encourages us to have our head in the game, to challenge our thinking, to muse over new and challenging ideas, makes us open to possibilities and thinking. We have the amazing opportunity to connect with people we may never meet as well as those who are in the next room or building.
Why does this matter? It matters because students matter.
When teachers are talking and thinking about student learning. About students making progress not just focusing on their grades but about the progress they have made over a period of time. About the fact that teachers can impact change, they can make a difference then it is a celebration for students, for teachers and for learning.
So 'Get your game on . . .' there is lots of play left for all of us.
Teaching in an IBPYP school; interests: student agency, technology integration, growth mindset & the continuous cycle of improvement that is the world of education, learning and being!