Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy belated birthday!!

I completely forgot that I created this blog a year ago. Last February11th, 2011 to be exact! This has been such a great experience for me. I have met so many new people and learnt so much by sharing and exchanging ideas/projects! I have also become very fond of one lady in particular, Karen from Little Acorns and she has made my journey on the blogosphere so much more interesting and fun!! Thanks Karen!

Why do I blog? Well, I have lots of reasons for blogging.
It's a way for me to deal with recurring bouts of "feeling inappropriate". I only opened up 4 years ago and I am always worried: am I doing the right thing or am I doing it the right way?
It's a way of dragging me out of my very private shell and meeting new people. People who have the same interests, the same passion, people who hve done it for much much much longer than me.
It gives me a place to work out what I have done and what still needs to be done. What I feel is right, wrong, neither or both. It also gives me a voice: why I believe such a thing is important for example. Blogging is such a great way to archive my project, my lesson plans and my progress. It is so easy to extract a project I worked on the year before and see if there is a way to improve it or extend it.
It gives me a forum for showing the parents what they children are learning, what we do together, how we work together, why we do what we do. I remember those days when my own children were in preschool. They would come home and I would ask "what did you do today?". They would always answer "nothing". And I really wanted to know what they were learning. Now that they are in primary school or secondary school, they still don't tell me and I still get frustrated. So blogging help me communicate with the preschool parents.
It also provides me with a vehicle for sharing with others those things I find interesting, things I do and hopefully in doing so find new ideas, new ways of doing things.

Herman Melville put it best when he said, "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." A perfect description of blogging, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. Hello dear friend,

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I completely agree and I am so glad to have met you. I blog for all the same reasons. It does allow me to communicate with others who share my passions for education, meet new people, and share some resources. Sometimes I have trouble finding the time or energy to write about all the things I would like to, but sharing what I can has been a very valuable tool for me. And of course, the making new friends part is the best thing of all. : )


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