I’ve read two really great posts this weekend about not having enough time to do this or do that. I get it. I’m busy like the rest of you. Father, husband, principal, student, learner, runner, and loving life.
Both make excellent points which I agree with completely. Most of you reading this will agree with them as well. However, I know naysayers are out there. Why else would these posts be written, right?
It may be cliche to write, but it is true we emphasize and focus on what is important to us. So, I enjoy spending time with my son and wife. I enjoy learning – why else would I be going back to school to earn my Doctorate? I enjoy running and reading. I also enjoy collaborating and learning on Twitter.
I’ve shared this before, but because of Twitter my opportunities and connections have grown. I have connected with educators right here in Springfield I had never and may not have ever met, others across the state of Missouri at Edcamp and on Twitter, and even more from coast-to-coast and outside the borders of the United States. I couldn’t make those connections without social media. I’ve learned with and connected with more educators in the last two years than most educators have in a lifetime.
Bragging? No. I’m just making the point of the power of social media.
My question then is why do we not focus more on collaboration with others in our own building or forming a professional learning network (PLN) to share ideas?
Why do we not experiment with integrating technology when appropriate with our students? Digital learning should emphasized on more than just one day a year.
Why do we not expand beyond the walls of our buildings or our district or even our local professional associations?
Is it because of the lack of time or something else?
Aren’t we all on the same team working together for a common purpose?
Collaborating and communicating for the good of ALL of OUR students has never been easier and less time consuming than right now!
I’m curious – what do you think/believe?
Save time by working smarter and not harder.
Together we are smarter than we are alone.
Won’t you grow with us?
Take the time. . .
Make the time. . .
Now is the time!