Long time readers of the blog would be aware that I left full time teaching in 2013 to have my first child. Since then I have had a second child and have been busy navigating the world of parenthood as a stay at home mum.
While on on family leave I’ve been doing a little bit of casual relief teaching, often for my former team teaching partner, Kelly Jordan. This has been an excellent way to keep my hand in teaching and gain new perspectives. I even get my blogging fix occasionally contributing to Kelly’s class blog!
While I’ve been more of a consumer than producer of educational content for the past few years, my passions for blogging, global collaboration and technology integration have remained strong.
In some ways I was expecting there to be huge changes in the world of education while I have been out of the classroom. Remarkably, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many of the exciting and innovative projects some educators were working on a number of years ago are still not mainstream.
I’m optimistic that things will continue to change in classrooms across the world, even if progress is slow. We must ensure the education we are providing for our students is truly relevant, inspiring and dynamic.
A New Adventure…
I began using the Edublogs blogging platform back in 2008 when it had only been around for a few years. I quickly discovered the limitless potential of educational blogging and strove to educate others through this blog, conferences and other forms of professional development.
I have always enjoyed working with Edublogs to spread the message about effective educational blogging programs.
In exciting news, I am now collaborating with Edublogs to drive this message further.
You will find me:
- Regularly writing on The Edublogger
- On the Edublogs’ Facebook page
- Tweeting for Edublogs
- Sending out updates of what educational bloggers are up to via an email newsletter
Please connect with me on The Edublogger and social media. I will always be happy to hear from you!
The future of Primary Tech
As for the future of this blog, stay tuned. I hope to reinvent this space as an avenue for reflection and sharing.
This blog has a new look but all of my old posts remain. While it’s tempting to remove some of my older and less polished posts, I think they’re a representation of my learning journey.
Over to you!
What are you currently up to? Are you teaching? Blogging? Please leave a comment and fill me in! I’ve missed you!