A Super Quick Insight into Our Major Learning Project
A Little Preface Before I Chit Chat Away
Welcome, everyone to my blog, and thanks for stopping in. Like always, I appreciate each and every one of you that stop by and I know that sometimes it can be a lengthy read, so thanks for spending your valuable time with me. I am so grateful for all of the feedback and inspiration that comes my way.
Before I get started on the main course of my blog prompt for this week, I wanted to briefly let all my new peers know that the goal of the course isn’t to be the most current on Twitter, to have the most detailed, researched, and professional blog out there, or even to be the most knowledgeable student in the class in the subject matter we’re discussing that day. Let me tell you right now that I know exactly how you feel, and I was once in that same position too. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information you are consuming and feeling like you need to put it into action immediately, take a deep breath. Slow down. Like a very wise teacher once told me, start at the start, begin at the beginning, and commence at the commencement. It’s about starting a journey and growing throughout. Having a growth mindset attitude is the most important thing in this class, or from what I have gathered taking three previous classes very similar to this one.
Discovering the World of
Open Educational Resources
Understanding Open Educational Resources More
Some of you may recall this, but I wonder what teaching was like before the internet and before sharing resources electronically was really a thing. I know in my internship; I spent a lot of time incorporating technology into a classroom that used it minimally. Sharing resources was always around in the teaching profession I believe, as many teachers are willing to help each other out and learn from one another. Classrooms are communities, but so are schools and colleagues. Making connections is key to building healthy and respectful relationships, but it is also critical for learning, sharing, building skills, and networks, etc. So, the bigger question is, how do we foster that in our classrooms, schools, and with our colleagues?
A Quick Update on the Ole’ Learning Project
A Lot of Learning & Research
Although I haven’t been as active on the old Cricut machine as I would have liked to have been lately with the move and all, I have been behind the scenes doing a bunch of Cricut learning mainly through Pinterest, the Internet, and an occasional TikTok video or two. There is still a lot that I have to learn, but I am taking it one step at a time. Unlike some projects I have picked up over the years and tried to complete faster than I started them, I am really trying to slow this one down, enjoy the process and use it as a life-long skill (or as long as the Cricut is around for). There’s a lot to learn still, and I am excited but pacing my learning for my own mental health and wellness, as well as balancing all of the plates I seem to have in the air. So, take a ride with me through the tales of the research I have been doing lately, and where I plan to go from here. As always, thanks for hopping along for the ride, I see you, and I appreciate you.