Add the end of every day, whether it was exceptional, mediocre, or completely exhausting, I think about what I learned. Sometimes, I learn something new by reading a blog post, a newspaper article, en email from PDE, etc. The more I read, the more I learn. Most of the time, I learn from others and what they are sharing! I learn more about myself as a leader, a co-worker, a teacher, a wife, or a mother. Through day-to-day interactions, I learn more about the people in both my personal and professional lives. Understanding my colleagues, friends, and family members helps me develop stronger relationships and connections. These connections enable me to be more productive and more successful.
I have been thinking about blogging for two years, maybe even longer. I recently read the book – The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey F. Silver, R. Thomas Dewing, & Matthew J. Perini. The book highlights six strategies teachers can use to help students reach the PA Core Standards. One of the strategies is Write to Learn. If we want our teachers and our students to write more for authentic audiences, as leaders, we need to model the way. This was an important factor in me finally making this blog a reality.
With this blog, I intend to share my learning, and I hope I will engage my readers so I can also learn from them. At the end of every day, we have challenges and successes to share. These experiences help us grow. I hope you will share your experiences with me so we can together.