It's 2016. It's about time.
As I start to write this proclamation of technological confession, I begin by looking around me. I have my laptop, Ipad, Iphone, and Bluetooth speaker all within reach. And just beyond that, a slew of other devices I use on a daily basis. I have internet accounts abound, a navigation system built into my car, and a well stocked and color coded Google Drive that many would envy. I'm a young, outspoken guy who grew up in this digital age with novelty 2.0 technologies surrounding me my whole life. Yet for some reason, I have never found the value to share my thoughts online in meaningful way.
Is this because I haven't had time? Motivation? Truth be told, I think it's because until now, I haven't had anything worth blogging about. Now as a teacher, my eyes are open to the benefits of building my network and sharing all the interesting things that happen in this career of chaos. Teachers wear countless hats, and interact with many types of people. In a matter of a few hours they can face the strangest challenges and help others reach extraordinary accomplishments. It's a roller coaster job. And that's why it's worth sharing.
One of my life goals is to become the best teacher I can, and that's no easy task. It also doesn't help that until now I hadn't been sharing my thoughts, experiences or successes with anyone other than my students. It's time to get off that island. As an educator, I have been restricting myself. I had all the tools, and certainly all the material. Now it's just a matter of getting the word, thoughts, and stories out!
I am a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Byron High School in Byron, Minnesota.