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  1. What a great post, Lesley! It's clear that you and your students are doing some amazing things in the classroom. I actually want to use the video in your post at an upcoming staff meeting that we're having on Identity Day. Thanks for including it here! I'd also love to learn more about your Blogger Of The Week Program. I think that this could be a great way to make even more use of my one classroom computer or maybe even the iPad too. Anything that you're able to share would be great!

    Looking forward to continuing to see the fantastic things that you and your students do!

    Aviva

  2. Lesley,

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughtful post. It reminded me of when I returned to teaching after taking 5 years off to be with our kids. A lot had changed in those 5 years and it was intimidating. It sounds like you have a fantastic attitude and I am sure that your students benefit from seeing you taking risks and learning along with them. I look forward to hearing more about your journey through twitter, too!

    Shannon

  3. What an inspiring video. Really glad it worked for you as returning to the classroom can be very difficult. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to reflect for a while on what my sentence is!

  4. Lesley,

    1) – Great post!

    2) – So awesome to hear about your growth and development as an educator

    3) – Great job using reflection as a vital and necessary piece toward your future growth as an

    educator

    4) – As you continue to embrace change, there will be a few "not so great days…" – stay the course

    and continue to do what you believe is best for the kiddos

    5) – Keep writing more to share your experiences – we are all interested!

  5. Alexis Brett

    I am putting together a list of the top 100 administrator blogs, and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about you and your blog to include more information in my article. Please e-mail me (alexisbrett@gmail.com) and include the title of your blog in the e-mail, thanks!

  6. Lesley Cameron

    Thank you all for reading my post and for your comments!

    Aviva, my Blogger of the Week program is still developing, but basically, I use my popsicle sticks to select a student or two to blog about a topic on our classroom blog. Occasionally, I will offer them suggestions on what to blog about, but they write the post on their own (for example, our current Social research topic or one of my students winning a contest and experiencing "Junior Fire Chief for a Day"). My students love commenting on posts and are excited to be a Blogger of the Week! If I'm lucky, I get two in a week! I think it would be a great use of the iPad in your classroom!

    Thank you, Shannon. It has been a bit difficult to balance it all, but I realize that balance and remaining positive are keys to success!

    I am happy to have encouraged you, Lara, to discover your own sentence!

    Justin – thank you for your response and encouragement! I will continue to write about my experiences and have found written reflection very positive so far!

    Alexis – I will email you… Talk soon!

    Truly, I was honored to be asked to write a guest blog post for George and now am excited to receive such meaningful and encouraging comments from great educators! Risk taking is an integral part of teaching for me, as I can only expect my students to take risks and learn from mistakes if I'm willing to as well!

    Lesley

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