Connect to Make a Difference.
7 years ago when I started out my teaching career never would I have thought that making connections all over the world would motivate more to become an even better educator. I thought I could do this on my own. A bit stubborn? Maybe not, I just wasn’t aware of what was around me and today I want to make you aware of all the amazing connections you can make to benefit you and your students.
How do we connect?
Every day as humans we connect with people, whether it’s through face to face, text, email, twitter or Facebook, we connect to create conversations. From our conversations ideas build up, from our ideas reality happens. In my professional world regardless how I connect there are always ideas that get me thinking on how I can improve my teaching.
Over the last 8 months I have been heavily involved in professional discussions through Twitter and especially through Voxer, which is a ‘walkie talkie’ app that allows educators to connect verbally. This has been a huge break through for myself in my career and I know for others.
The current Aussie Physed family which is led by my superstar mentor, Andy Hair who had a vision to connect Aussie Physed teachers to begin professional conversations and to inspire others. I believe that there were 3 teachers that were involved in this small chat group, today the numbers have tripled plus more. We now have opened up our Aussie Physed Chat into small ‘focus’ groups including Tech Group, Primary Group, Secondary Group, School Sports Victoria and a Podcast group. How cool is this? Motivated educators talking every single day about what we love to do, all from connecting with one another.
Here are our connections – WE WANT YOU to join and to contribute to our incredible groups.
Aussie Physed Chat - https://web.voxer.com/chats/1437216250621_0946748666_5f1eeb0a
Aussie Physed Tech Group - https://web.voxer.com/chats/1465266091811_4642202842
Aussie Physed Primary Group - https://web.voxer.com/chats/1465265828350_8705028404
Aussie Physed Secondary Group - https://web.voxer.com/chats/1465266005436_4977835650
Why am I connecting with so many inspiring educators all over the world?
The way I think about this, is that if I can share one of my ideas with another educator and they can share their ideas, we are already making a difference with our student learning.
We connect to make a difference, but it’s up to you if you want to make that difference.
Connect with me and I look forward to hearing from you and working closely with you.
These are my own opinions and experiences. I love to share and reflect.