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!