“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” by James Levin
I truly believe that you always have to reflect and improve on yourself, not only in education practices but also in our daily lives. This tends to happen around this time of year. Today, I sit here thinking about all the things I have accomplished this year and I am proud of myself. I have grown as an educator. One of the biggest changes I have made in my practice is writing my own blog and reading others.
I have found that writing my blog weekly has made me more aware of my education philosophy and practice. When I started writing my blog, my goal was to write once a week and I have stuck to this. I have also learned through this process of writing my own blog that it is just as important to read others. Recently there were blog awards and I agree with some of the ones that have won but I chose blogss that effect my thinking and drive me to be the best educator I can be. Below are the blogs I believe are worth following.
1. Venspired Learning (Formerly Know as TeachFactory ) http://venspired.com
2. Cool Cat Teacher (Vicki Davis) http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
3. Using Data for Meaningful Change http://usingdata.wordpress.com
4. Kleinspiration (Erin Klein) http://www.kleinspiration.com
5. A Fly on the Classroom Wall http://aflyontheclassroomwall.com
6. Corkboard Connections Blog (Laura Chandler) http://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com
7. The Agora: Thinking about Learning, Learning about Thinking http://agora.edublogs.org
8. 21st Century Skills and Tools with Technology Tim http://technologytim.wordpress.com
9. EdTechStandish http://edtechstandish.wordpress.com
10. Web 2.0 Classroom (Steven W. Anderson) http://web20classroom.blogspot.com
Do you have a blog you love to read? Please share, as I am always looking for great reads! I wonder what my biggest change will be for 2011. I hope all my readers have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! Thank you for being apart of my biggest change in 2010!