Day 1 Zero to Hero #zerotohero

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Pause to reflect…

Zero to Hero is a WordPress.com blogger’s challenge for newbies or veterans to jumpstart the new year with a good habit of writing and working with your blog.

Day 1 Questions:

Why are you blogging, rather than keeping a personal journal?

If I wrote in a journal, I couldn’t read it tomorrow — I’d want to get the words written down fast and fast writing is illegible. I wonder if others feel the same way today. Typing on the computer brings clarity to my thoughts. Why do a personal blog instead? I have family and friends afar, colleagues here and there — so what better way to connect ideas than with an online venue?

What topics do you think you’ll write about?

I’m an educator and wonderer. Here I can write about the things that make me pause and think, to play around with the ideas and get feedback from others. My original purpose was education, but there’s so much more to the world.

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

The  family and friends afar, colleagues here and there.

If you blog successfully throughout 2014, what would you hope to have accomplished?

One thing I’ve written about for my students is how blogs are conversations to add value to others’ ideas. I hope to do better at that, learning from and sharing with others on many topics.

Play to Learn…

And that’s why I re-committed here with a non-education challenge, to engage in conversations on other topics because, quite frankly, I’m tired of the attacks on teachers. Perhaps, I just need a different focus after twenty-eight years in the classroom.  Don’t get me wrong — I don’t want to stop, and I’m an engaged, connected, geeky teacher who wants the best for her students for their opportunities for their futures. And I work with an amazing group of educators who should be recognized for their hard work. I also connect with some of the best teachers and educators in the country. But to stretch a little into my own passions beyond education would also benefit my students. As you can see, it’s hard to stop thinking education and teacher because, that is what life is: “Life is for learning.”

Will you join in the learning? Come on!  It’s 30 days! You can do it!

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