I’ve been struggling this year with blogging. I’ve had the time but not the motivation or inspiration. When I have sat down to write a blog post I haven’t been able to think of anything worth sharing. Now when I say “worth sharing ” I mean I haven’t made any great fancy resource or game to share, I don’t have any big ideas or anything I think anyone would want to read.
But this summer I’ve been reflecting and after reading all the #tmc18 tweets about teacher leaders and watching Julie Reulbach’s speech https://ispeakmath.org/2018/07/26/teacher-leader-you-are-enough-keynote-tmc18/ “You are not an imposter. You are enough” I have come to the conclusion that my blog posts don’t have to be the most eloquently written, the most research based, the most exciting, the most anything. My blog posts can simply be about my teaching. It doesn’t matter if they are ever read or don’t create a buzz on Twitter. I recognise that what I do on a day to day basis may not set the educational world on fire but it’s what I do and it is enough.
Like most teachers, I love a plan. So what is my blogging plan? I am going to challenge myself to blog weekly and share anything that has been happening in my classroom the week before. I will share things like:
- Quote of the week
- Question of the week
- Resource of the week
- Puzzle of the week
- Most challenging moment of the week
- Worksheet of the week
- Proudest moment of the week
- Inspiration of the week