“Creativity is a habit. The problem is that schools sometimes treat it as a bad habit . . . Like any habit, creativity can either be encouraged or discouraged.” Dr Robert Sternberg
What a challenging thought to think we may be stifling the very thing we want to encourage in our students.
Professional blogging is a new challenge set before the staff at our HS. For those who were interested, we attended a session just today on setting up our own blog. Lots of staff came and got started. So here I am exploring the intracicies of WordPress.
And as colleagues we got talking about what does it mean to have a digital footprint professionally. Are there boundaries to what we say? Should there be guidelines? What do we need to be excited about, careful of, mindful of as we extend our digital footprint. Found this input from fellow blogger in lovely Canada – we’ve never met. But is that not the point of being digitally connected. Doug has some great links and reminds us about having the same conversation with our students – are they careful about their digital footprint? We know the answer is “Not always”. I don’t think we will understand their digital world unless we are in it, so there’s another good reason to be blogging. Here’s to more happy blogging and my first “Press This” from Doug – fellow Canadian eductor, my first international connection.
Came across the idea of running Edcamps. It’s big in the states – teachers coming together to run their own PD days without prorammes that are preplanned and driven from leaders top-down. You can attend Edcamp if you are prepared to present or at the least contribute to professional discussion and/or the backchannel conversations (I think this is via Twitter, blogs etc). The programme evolves at the last minute. None are running in Australia. Would it work here? What are the pros and cons?
Would you come to an Edcamp?
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