When I started on this journey of blogging, joining twitter and creating my Facebook group I didn't realize how much I would get out of it. The sharing has really revolutionized my teaching. It has blown a breath of fresh air into how I approach my classes. I have been so lucky to have connected with some great people and hope to meet many more.
We all need a bit of help sometimes and it is always good to look outside and find other people's perspectives. Your colleagues you have in your school might be great to work with but to find a multitude of colleagues to work with across the world is so valuable.
The discussions I have had have made me think. The resources I have been able to access have made me share more of my own. I want to continue building the community I have now and become part of a greater community we have out there. So I encourage you as educators to share and communicate with others. I know it can be time consuming and extra work but it can also be very rewarding.
It can be hard to troll through Facebook or Twitter feeds. Valuable information or resources may get lost. So I have decided to go through as much as I can and save these on my website, so they can be found easily. Below is a link to my website.
I have a specific page dedicated to other physical educators websites and blog sites. These are people whom have helped me either via Twitter or Facebook. They continue to help me and others by sharing their thoughts, ideas and resources. I believe it is important for the growth of our subject, whether you teach in the IB curriculum or not, to grow and learn as an educator. The on-line community is a great way of doing this.
Below is a link to the specific page where I have shared other people's websites and blogs.
Please feel free to use them and share your own ideas so we can grow as a community.
I have been writing for nearly five years on and off in the world of twitter, facebook groups, blogging and sharing ideas thoughts with the wider physical education world.