I caught the beginning and the end of Sue Walters Intro to Blogging course tonight. Unfortunately, my husband came home sick today (hoping it’s not the flu), so I was left to getting the kids bathed and in bed by myself. The discussion was interesting, and I look forward to going back and watching the recording.
I have been thinking about blogging a lot in the last few days. I am beginning to truly understand how valuable a learning tool it can be. When you force yourself to sit down and articulate the things you are struggling with, wondering about, or accomplishing, you are already moving yourself forward. Reflection is such an important part of learning (whether you are a student or a teacher), and unfortunately it is something for which we often do not make time.
And time is one thing I wonder about the most. I know the last time I was teaching I always felt like I was running out of time. I always had a stack of essays to grade, lessons to plan, co-workers to meet with… the list goes on and on. I do wonder how to build blogging and reading others blogs into my schedule so that it is something I do regularly, but does not become a time suck. I feel like the blog could easily fall by the wayside if I do not structure my time better.
At this point I want to do all I can to get my PLN and my blog up and running so that when I do go back to teaching it is already an ingrained behavior. Then I can move on to getting my students blogging as well. Any advice on keeping up with blogging would be fantastic.