Daily Spotlight on Education 04/09/2009

  • “Make it Happen”: I Used to Hate Sharing

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Jaclyn posts about how her view of sharing and the competitive nature of academics is changing with a course she is taking that is pushing her to share via her blog. I would like to find out what course this is!

    Great blog, Jacklyn, one of my favorite quotes (of the many) says:

    “Just like teaching, learning needs to be wide open and full of networking. Instead of handing in that assignment to one teacher, I am handing it in to the world and saying, “Take a look at me and what I think”. It is incredibly empowering when you think about it.
    I really did use to hate sharing. I hated sharing my markers in Kindergarten, I hated sharing my books with friends (heaven forbid they bend the spine or one of the pages), and I especially hated sharing my work with classmates. But suddenly, none of these things matter to me anymore. In fact, somewhere between my weirdness as a child, and my awkward teen years, I learned to love sharing. And because of this course, I have learned to love sharing my work and my ideas. In truth, if it wasn't for my classmates sharing their ideas, I would not have managed to get through all those tech tasks!”

    Wow! This post sums up the evolution in learning and sharing and it is done very well. Great job, Jaclyn.

    And I found you because you linked to me and I follow those backlinks. Great blogging on many levels!

    tags: education, sharing, blogging, learning

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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AtlantaTeacher1976 April 9, 2009 - 3:37 pm

I just posted a blog entry about this idea of sharing. http://forcuriousteachers.blogspot.com/2009/04/advice-for-new-teachers.html
The lack of sharing was one of the most disheartening challenges in my early days of teaching. Glad to hear that someone’s finding their way out of isolation.

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