Jess McCulloch from The Rise of Reflection Blog has tagged me for The Thinking Blogger Award. Thank you Jess, for taking the time to write a little blurb about each one of the blogs that make you think. I am thrilled that my writing and my thoughts have resonated and inspired someone. Isn’t that what teachers live for? Isn’t that what makes teachers get up in the morning? Someone actually listens to our rambling…
Here is how this Award works:
- If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs (I changed mine to three) that make you think.
- Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
- Let the people you tagged know what you tagged them!
- Optional: proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post you wrote. (Here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
In addition, there is a note: Please remember to tag blogs with real merits i.e. relative content and above all – blogs that really get you thinking!
Here are the three blogs that make me think:
- CoolCatTeacher by Vicki Davis
Vicki was one of the first bloggers I starting reading on a regular basis. What brings me back to her writing every time is her ability of breaking down concepts, isolating skills for learners (Students AND teachers), and proposing solutions.
What I appreciate most from Vicki’s blog is her way of making newbies and beginners feel welcome, appreciated and curious to explore and dive into the blogosphere, web 2.0 or any other community she is involved in. Her willingness to share, especially her pitfalls and mistakes, are a needed reminder for me that “It’s ok”.
- Always Learning by Kim Cofino
Kim’s blog is a wonderful blend of practical tips & project ideas for the elementary school crowd combined with reflective posts about life as a 21st century media specialist. I have learned so much from Kim about the role we are playing in coaching and guiding (preparing), not only the students, but also the teachers in a present (future) that most people in the educational field are not even aware of (yet!).
- Around the Corner by Miguel Guhlin
Miguel’s blog constantly pushes me to remember and consider that I am a small part of a whole. My contributions matter as part of a bigger picture. While I might be posting more reviews, recommendations and narratives of what projects are happening in the classroom, Miguel reminds me that I have the power and maybe even the responsibility to affect students, teachers, administrators and even companies in a larger world outside the realm of my colleagues and students.