A colleague at school today asked me how long I had been blogging. Two years.
Some of that has been prolific. Some of that, stagnant. All of it has been inspiring me as a teacher. The more I made connections with others beyond my immediate proximity – those “others” out there with their like mindedness, passion, and curiosity, the more I was motivated to do more. My goal was never to build a massive following. My goals were:
- to have a forum to think through ideas that would enhance and transform my teaching
- to share best practice – or at least, share “my best” in the hopes of becoming better
- to give back to a profession that had been so generous in helping me develop who I am as a teacher
- to never shy away from saying what I think
Slowly, I have built a little following. Seth Godin would say, I have gathered my tribe. I am motivated by the possibility of something better than what currently exists in education. I don’t want to sit passively and wait for change. I want to seek change. Kick it out from it’s dark corners and musty shelves and shine a light on it.
Over time, I have found others who share my philosophy, who challenge my thinking, who offer similar – yet diverse- perspectives. A new follower of my blog sent me the following link. I have a new-found love for Graphic Novels so this appealed to me not only for its style but its message. Take a second to click on the image below and read the whole story. And then, find the others. Your soul will thank you for it.