Today's Making the Time is from a blogger who never fails me. Her posts are smart, clear, and give me great ideas for teaching in smart nifty ways. Meet Joelle Trayers from
I do not have children of my own. This is my child
I am always trying to improve my craft. I will be the first one to tell you that I do not know what I am doing half the time. I love learning about new technology or strategies, particularly ways to challenge my students. I attended 9 days of professional development from my district this summer and unfortunately got little out of it. I went to my first EdCamp last year and really liked the fact that teachers were driving the choice of topics, although I did feel like the technology they were talking about was a bit over my head. I find a lot of ideas through the blogs I read. Blogging has had the most influential impact on my growth as a teacher. The community that not only shares what they are doing in the classroom, but is also willing to give you feedback and answer specific questions you pose. I think every teacher would benefit from blogging. You have to reflect on your craft to see where you need improvements.