I just read a post written by Melissa Purtee, entitled “Just Wow“, and am reminded of the power of being a connected teacher. Before the days of using a blog, Twitter, or even a Facebook group, to reach out and share ideas with other educators, I often wished that I could visit other classrooms. I wanted to make contact with teachers whose work I admired and watch them in action. This is still a lingering desire, but it’s so much easier to learn about great pedagogy by reading through the reflections of enlightened educators.
On this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I would like to thank all of the teachers who are willing to share a part of their experiences with the rest of us.