I haven’t posted to this blog since February, for a lot of reasons. My school district has had a fairly tumultuous 2nd semester that left me feeling uncertain and off-center for a few months. That, in combination with more focus on sharing student work via our classroom blog and a busy home life being married to a high school principal and mothering a preschooler and a first grader resulted in an inadvertent 3-month professional blogging hiatus.
But that doesn’t mean my online professional learning neighborhood has forgotten me, nor I them! A couple of Twitter messages from my PLN friends (I’ve missed you Denise and Joy!!) inspired me to reconnect. As did an email message I received from a teacher in Virginia who had read my blog post about getting my Masters degree, and wrote to inquire about whether I would recommend the program. (I do!)
I realized that these are the reasons not to let my blog fade any further. The professional relationships (many of which develop into personal friendships) that I have built during the 2 years of writing this blog have made me a better teacher. A connected educator. And I’m not willing to let that go!