Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Something to Contribute

Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been really challenged in this past week with how I am currently using the internet. Up until now, my use has been limited to that of a consumer. I go online, take what I want/need and then leave. I realise that it is probably crazy that it has taken me this long to clue onto what I am doing, but I guess that's just the way it is. And, now that I realise, I feel I should do something about it.

The effectiveness of the internet relies on the contributions of people with various expertise. I think that in the past, I felt that I had nothing of value to contribute to this web of knowledge. Everything that I know has come from somewhere else, and I don't particularly feel like an expert at anything. In fact, I feel that I always have something new to learn. I have been teaching now for 8 years and still continue to review and adapt the content and strategies I use in my teaching every day. I thrive on new ideas and opportunities to try something different in the classroom.

So... this blog is going to be my reflections on the things that I am trying in my classroom, and my views on their effectiveness. Of course, I can't give specific details on students in my class or the school I work for, but I will do my best to give you an understanding of the situation within these limitations.

My hope is that you will gain some insight from some of the challenges I face, AND that you will post some comments to share your opinions/expertise and open things up for further discussion.

If you find this blog useful, feel free to pass it on to other people you think may benefit from it's contents.

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