Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year!

A disclaimer... I am NOT a writer, yet. Some very wise people on my PLN have said that the only way to be a writer, or to teach writing is to write. So I will write. I won't be brilliant. That is ok. Everyone has to start somewhere. I'm starting here.

This blog is to do several things; it is to help me learn to write in order to help me help my students become writers. It is to help me clarify my thinking about teaching and learning. This will also be a place where I can write about all the books that I am reading and all the things that I am learning on Twitter.

Yes, you heard me right. I learn things from Twitter, and it is not just the newest thing Lady Gaga is wearing, but real things about teaching, books, students and education. Most of my in-the-flesh friends look at me like I'm bonkers when I tell them something that I read on Twitter. However, learning is why I spend so much time there, it is way better than any PD I have ever had at school. Besides, I can Twitter in my jammies.

The hardest part is over. I have started. Yikes, where do I go from here? Excuse me while I go and check in with my Tweeps for some advice.


  1. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading more...

  2. Looking good, Jennifer. And by the way... Yes, you are a writer. You took the leap!

  3. Yeah! I will be following! Congrats!

  4. Glad you took the plunge to blog and glad you are creating a wonderful PNL on Twitter.