I read Doug Peterson's blog post this morning and noticed that he "tagged" me and other Canadian bloggers with a task.
I guess this is the 21st century "chain letter". I've never been a follower of this type of thing but, I really respect and like what Doug writes and how he thinks, so I'm jumping into the fray.
I don't think I'm much of a ranter, with this blog anyway, but I guess I go on at length about Boys in our classrooms and their writing. So much so that I created an entirely new blog devoted to the conversation. So without singling out one particular post, I'll link to the blog in its entirety. Geesh, what a way to start.
This is an easy one. I like to share the many resources our teams of teachers create. Probably my favourite resource post this year was my last post. One about a Non-Fiction writing initiative we finished during the last week of June. Lots of goodies there if you are a junior division teacher.
Another easy one. I crossed into new territory after the Expanding our Boundaries conference in Toronto during February of this past school year. This gathering of amazing educators was a personal favourite of mine and probably was the most amazing conference I've attended in years. Here are my thoughts and reflections. My PLN just grew.
My "aha" moment came this past school year. I suddenly realized that most of the experts I had been reading and learning from have come to the conclusion that it is in the relationships we nurture in the classroom - - in this case boy learners - - [what else?] that produces the best results. So here's my revelation blog post: Building Relationships.
So there you have it! Thank you Mr. Peterson for including me in your list of educators. I think a mid-July reflection and post is just the ticket! I feel better already.
And now, back to summer...