I have been invited to write a reflection in response to one of three prompts. I have chosen to respond to the third prompt, “What are you doing moving forward”?
One of my favourite pastimes is to listen to brilliant minds speak; a fun Friday night includes a great lecture or a stimulating podcast. I’m serious! The Partially Examined Life is a particular favourite.
Because of this genuine interest, I am excited to learn about creating and using “podcasts” in my practice, both as a teaching tool and as a means for students to share their knowledge and understanding.
However, before leaping to use podcasting in my classroom, it’s important for me to consider the ‘big picture’, so I appreciate today’s opportunity to think and “play”.
First, I need to question my desire to use podcasts on a philosophical level. For me, this type of thinking takes time and sustained silence! (Perhaps this weekend)
Second, I need to see what other teachers are doing; I want to learn from them (both what to do and what not to do).
This article from The Atlantic seems like a good place to start.
Update to come!
I like how you’ve chose ONE thing to take on and you’re in the process of planning it out. I’m really trying to slow things down and focus on one thing at a time instead of failing miserably at a million things quickly. I was inspired by your post and I am going to do the same this weekend, make a plan and do some research.