I had almost forgotten that I had started this blog “Learner First Dairy” to share some of my thoughts and experiences as an English teacher- obviously, not blogging doesn’t mean I feel am not a learner any more.
Logging in again has made me remember a time when I used to read so many wonderful blog posts from fellow teachers: the impact it had on my everyday practice was unbelievable. Still, today, much of what I do in class has been inspired by teachers who kindly shared their ideas through blogging. I’m not exaggerating. I’m lucky to have many training opportunities available, but very few of them have ever matched all that I have gained in this kind of media. And what I always enjoyed most were the posts where teachers expressed their concerns and reflected on their methods and approaches. It was all that reflective teaching and sharing that was so insightful. And it took very little time actually: just reading and engaging in conversation now and then. But the effect of it was so significant, yet so small apparently. It was only natural that I would also do the same and try give in return.
The truth is that I have been neglecting that part of my teaching practice, but I’d love to start again and catch up on what’s going on.
The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it’s in the arts, sciences, or business.” -Teresa Amabile ‘The Progress Principle’