One of the reasons I decided to create a new portfolio website of resources for my students, as well as reactivate my old blog has a lot to do with my personal learning network. Mostly through communication means like Twitter, but also Edmodo and TES, I have built a large network of teachers with whom I communicate and share resources online.
For all teachers, I can't stress enough just how beneficial this has been to my teaching. So many ideas and so many new colleagues to discuss teaching with has really promoted my work in the profession far more than I ever expected.
Designated chat sessions through Twitter are especially useful. I have regularly participated in #ozcschat and #AussieED, but others have also proved beneficial.
It has been a while, but with my newfound desire to build my own portfolio of resources and rekindle my enjoyment of reflection and blogging, I have decided to reactivate my old internship blog from my days at uni.
It is interesting to learn four years on, what my opinions of myself as a practicum student were. Now that I am established in my position at Yass High, with several leading roles including timetable and year adviser, it is good to see that my passion hasn't changed. However, hopefully for the better, some of my teaching styles have!
A Computing teacher with a passion for collaboration and open source teaching.