“Good things happen when you get your priorities straight” – Scott Caan
This has really come to the forefront in my practice at school. It has actually been at the heart of how I choose to spend time on things I am passionate about and how I use my energy. Let’s face it, what’s the point of saying “I don’t have the time for that”? Be honest and say “I would prefer to do something else” or “I don’t value that enough to give it attention”.
At the beginning of the year I really wanted to develop our class blog and use it as a tool to share in ‘real time’ the learning from school to home. I have always provided the weekly news with photos and student work but I knew the blog would provide an opporutnity for parents, families and friends to interact with what we were doing during each day.
That was the plan. Term 1 passed and I did construct a blog and there was a post which welcomed visitors to the site, but that was it. So was it really a priority? Was I allowing other things to get in the way? Was it a goal that was worthy of more time and effort?
I decided that yes, it definitely could have a positive impact on our community; students, families and friends. Having made this decision, I had to make a commitment to ensure the days, weeks and months didn’t disappear without action.
So I made a commitment, a priority to post something about our learning three times a week. It has led to our students, staff, families and friends becoming involved, interacting and owning it. You can check it out here: http://wirreandaunit.edublogs.org/