This is my inaugural blog post and, like with many things, it seems useful to “start with the end in mind.” This is a favorite phrase of a colleague of mine and it seems apt for a few reasons. Particularly, it’s always good to establish goals before embarking on a new project.
I begin this project with the goal in mind that this blog be a place to share and organize thoughts, connect with other educators, and showcase exceptional student work. Among other things, the Internet has become the community center, the new classroom, and the new teachers lounge. I’m hoping to effectively tap into all three and have this be my home base.
But it’s not so much that there is an “end” with this project. On the contrary, I have chosen “A Drive to Learn” hoping that this is what I instill with my teaching and hoping that this is what is being done in education today. Our job as educators is to give our students the opportunity and tools to exercise, and establish for life, this innate human drive: to learn.
So here’s to embarking on a new journey. A Drive to Learn.