I love learning! Part of learning is teaching others and I do miss teaching in the classroom. So I have created sessions, among other resources on the site to share.
I am now at a point where I want to share some of what was taught to me. Below are trainings/sessions I have led during conferences or within my District.
Please borrow, steal, use and recreate anything on this site that might help you or your students. Learning is living for sure.
From my blog Share Your Learning
Sitting in a session at Fall Cue reflecting on the first day of the conference. I cannot get the thought out of my head about why people present at these conferences, or why do I. I have to admit, I love presenting sessions….but why?
Is it a pride thing, or maybe a bragging thing, maybe to feel smart or to feel like an expert? Why go to a conference full a smart people and say, I am smart enough to tell you I know something you don’t.
I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, I think it is three things:
- I truly love teaching, and as an admin it is one way I get to teach
- If what I do can help other people that is a good thing
- I do think I know some things [not everything] but if I share what I know, others can make it better and [hopefully] share it back
So I am presenting in a couple hours, a traditional talk about something I know and hope others can use. I should be focused on my upcoming session but I am thinking more about yesterday. I got to present in a different style and it was so awesome.
The session was 6 educators in a room, all from different areas of education, talking about something they are passionate about. The idea is no matter the area of education you are in, working with other people will always be better than working alone.
Please, share what you learn, you never know who needs to hear what you have to say. As Brad Montague says, the world needs to hear your song!