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  1. George,

    I just presented on Ed Blogging to an administrative group and have the same message. All too often people say “I don’t have anything important to say”. EVERY educator has a story and we can all learn from one another. Thanks for the encouraging message of your blog!
    Jon

  2. As an educator who has been in education for over 30 years, I have seen change in the mindset of educators through the eyes of many. I find that effective technology and creative higher thinking skills in activities students use to be inspiring daily. I also become involved in the learning process as an administrator, for we are all part of this educational success that our students embrace. Especially when we let our student lead in the educational process. The buy in and long life learning experiences are always welcomed!

  3. Hello George,
    Many people keep a journal because it helps them document their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I view blogging as a transparent journal; good for me, and likely helpful to someone else. Additionally, I can’t begin to quantify how much I’ve learned from reading blogs. Blogging feeds the learning machine!
    Bob

    • Bingo Robert!That’s exactly what blogging is becoming for me. A transparent journal as you called it, and also a place to store great learning and experiences and remember where I’ve filed them, for future access. My physical filing cabinet was doing nothing to further my learning. Things were going in there all the time, never to be seen again. With this in mind, I am slowly moving past the overthinking phase of blogging.

  4. The ones I still get stuck on:

    “Maybe I should go over and edit just one more time!”

    “There are so many bloggers who are brilliant in what they share…I will never be as good as them.”

  5. Faige Meller

    Hi George, have been seeing many posts and tweets on this topic. In my inbox I follow Bloggers who have me thinking, reflecting and blogging. Is it fear that their posts won’t be read or worse yet receive negative comments? I hope Bloggers like you and others can empower others to “go for it!” It says something about our resilience when we take a chance and how wonderful for our students to see how we face challenges, which I now reframe as “opportunities!”

  6. Susanne Liggett

    I know you’re right. It’s the English teacher, perfectionist in me that holds me back. I feel like I need hours to draft, revise, polish, and submit a blog post. I need to just do it and stop worrying about it. Between you and my writer/teacher friend, Sue Weems, I am beginning to prioritize writing and sharing. (It’s important to note, that even leaving a comment is difficult for me at times, so I’m taking baby steps.)

  7. Maybe you can better distribute your thinking as well?
    If you farm out the task of “topics” to a challenge you might experience the joy of writing and connecting with others.
    Those positive feelings might tide you over through the next time you “have to” think of something to write about … A good blog challenge always perked out my blogging output.

  8. Still blogging! And I chalk it up the impact Innovator’s Mindset had on me. I want to model what I’m preaching to our educators. Blogged this morning, in fact. Talked about 3 recent professional learning opportunities we created for our educators. One of which was a book study on Innovator’s Mindset! The blogpost is here for anyone interested: https://fifetli.wordpress.com/. Thank you George!

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