Last year I invited readers to share their thoughts for a January 1, 2008 post entitled “What Did You Learn in 2007?”
Many people responded, and I’d like to do it again this year.
Feel free to write one-to-three things you feel you’ve learned this year in the comments section of this post. I’m not going to give a specific restriction on their length, but please try to keep them short. Please submit them by December 28th. I’ll leave them in moderation until I include them in a January 1st post.
Also, please include a short sentence you’d like me to use to describe you.
Three things i learned in 2008
1. Good intentions are not a substitute for skill.
2. “If it is important do it every day, if it is not important don’t do it at all” Dan Gable
3. Sometime it never stops hurting, you just have to keep doing it.
Technology Specialist at a public high school in Florida.
In 2008, I’ve learned that, although my opportunities for professional development in my district are a bit limited (a few conferences here and there), the opportunities for PD in my Personal Learning Network (PLN) are endless. This year, I have attended conferences in Shanghai, China, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and other parts unknown all from the comfort of my office chair…I attended all of them virtually via UStream.tv.
I learned that blogging is a very important part of my job, not only to model for my faculty, but also to make connections world-wide that would not have been possible otherwise.
I also learned that I love presenting. I’ve had several opportunities this year to present many different types of technology at a couple of conferences and also to teachers in my district and I’ve enjoyed it tremendously.
Oh yeah…one more thing. I’ve also learned that, although I do not teach ELL, ESL or EFL students, the tools that Larry Ferlazzo has taken the time to research and present to the world have been invaluable to myself and my teachers. Thank you Larry for everything you do. We appreciate it VERY much. Have a fantastic 2009!