I am a teacher with a passion for integrating technology in the classroom. Currently, I am teaching at Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education in Kingston Ontario.
I have been teaching for many years and have had so many wonderful experiences. I am currently completing my Principal Qualifications Course and was creating a new Professional Portfolio.
I realized that I have a few binders of resumes, reference letters, certificates etc. They all seem so outdated. If I am going to lead by example, I need to put my ideas and values out there to “learn openly” as George Couros calls it. Allow others to challenge me and make me better. Of course I may have no followers on my blog, but that is OK, I’m doing it for my own journey.
I am going to break down my blog into categories and that should help me identify my strengths and also my weaknesses so I know what I need to work on.
I feel that I have put off publishing my thoughts because I don’t like to brag about things I have done, or am doing. However, if I am learning openly and sharing, I can have a record of who I am and how I am growing.
I think that if I write it down, I am more likely to be self-reflective and force me to follow through.
George Curous has some great resources on using Blogs as a Digital Portfolio: Blogs as Digital Portfolios