When you work in a very small rural school, you can live the days with little professional or creative contacts. Don't get me wrong, I love my support staff and I am nothing without them. What my clerical does in that office is akin to Hogwart's magic and just as mysterious. Without the commitment and selfless support of my classroom assistants and additional needs support team the classroom teaching would grind into an undignified chaos. We may be only taking about three people here, but remember the 'war lost for a nail'? Together we are Team School.
Yet, teachers need to talk to teachers. It's a pedagogical thing! We know the issues and pressures intimately. There is a real understanding when you listen to other blogs and tweets. There are links and ideas that fascinate us- even when not working! So Sunday morning can be so refreshing.
So what of today? Well, I learned about
- blipphoto.com - record you life with a photo a day (or as often as you can)
- met @julsutherland whose tweets sent me to the above
- flavors.me - a free page to hold your digital links (through tweet of Anna Rossvoll)
- read a really good blog at http://www.pedagoo.org/2012/01/cfe-a-path-worth-treading/ all about Curriculum for Excellence.
Time for fresh air now, and see how my partner is getting on writing her first one woman show!
PS Taylors - do I get a freebie for the promotion!