The best learning is organic; it happens because we seek it out, we discuss it, we explore it, we do it, and then we do it again! Learning is risk-taking. In the book AMPLIFY, Kristin Ziemke talks about finding your tribe; those professionals that share your passion, that sharpen your thinking, that force reflection.
Connecting with others can sometimes feel awkward or uncomfortable at first, but seeking out professional relationships will “nurture your teacher soul and inspire you to be great”. (Ziemke)
AfterMath is a group of Evergreen elementary teachers who are working together to improve their instructional practices in math. These teachers meet face to face and they connect online. For more information, or to join their Facebook group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can connect with many of your Evergreen colleagues online to share resources or view each other’s blogs. Here’s a peek at some of Brian Cleary’s work: Personalized Learning is isn’t just for Big Kids, Old Brain Teacher
There are endless opportunities to connect with teachers around the world online. Here is a resource to help you get started: http://www.edweek.org/tm/section/blogs/
Put yourself out there! Connect with others who share your passions. Lean on them for ideas and inspiration. You’ll be glad you did.