I have been back to work for one week and I am already neglecting my blog posting and reading. I am just not sure how I am going to find the time to continue this form of professional development. Okay, who am I kidding? I know I will be up all hours when I am onto a great blog post! :)
Reading blogs is the easy part. It's the comments and posting my own that has been lacking lately. I have to do my part because I have been getting some really GREAT ideas lately from other bloggers. If I can share with them in anyway, I need to for the sake of bloggers everywhere. :) I am already excited and nervous about posting on Leadertalk. I am not a very long 'poster' so I hope my contribution is significant.
For the sake of the conversation here are some of the posts I have read and wish I had time to comment lately:
Feed Your Teachers - love this book. Actually featured this book in one of my podcasts. Great ideas for Principals everywhere.
To Blog or Not to Blog -
Benefits - positive environment to have conversations, more than enough ideas on any topic you could dream of, patient participants, professional development, being able to see the big picture.
Favorite Blogs -
Dare I Disturb the Universe - Scott Elias
NAESP The Principal's Office
Mr. P's Blog - Steve Poling
Practical Theory - Chris Lehman
(There are more but I am running out of time)
Advice - Take it at your own pace. I have been doing this for only 3 or 4 months and just now feel like I am getting the hang of it. Remember that anything you post can be read by ANYONE, students, parents, teachers etc. Use your blog to get feedback or ideas. Post a question and wait see what kind of help you get back.
Whew! I feel like I have done my part. Now off to podcast then work on night class work then work on.....................the list goes on forever. Found the other link to To Blog or Not to Blog.