Two Great Posts
(originally posted on harterlearning on Feb 19,2007)
Too much traveling and catching up with my first job lately. Been catching up on my feeds, but not enough time to ponder to sort through my thoughts.
Two great posts though recently that I commented on that I’d like to share though.
1) Dangerously Irrelevant just hit its 6 month birthday. This is incredible to me, since I find Scott’s blog has a large reader list. It just goes to show what you can accomplish with meaningful posts and thought-provoking ideas. The post is a particularly good one in that Scott talks about what he reads and how he makes those choices – very useful for a blogger trying to increase his readership to get more conversations going.
In particular, Scott brings a focus on leadership in education which I find refreshing and important. I worry at times, that we (the ed tech bloggers) get caught up in our 2.0’s (web, school, student) and we become victims of our own group think. Scott’s D.I. blog keeps an eye on the other sides of the argument. Recently he has also shared other leadership blogs worth keeping an eye on. Only 6 months…incredible.
2) Another frequent read for me is Chris Lehmann’s Practical Theory. He recently posted a poignant reminder of how the students that we teach affect us as much as we affect them. Reminded me of some of my own fortune in becoming peer/colleagues with many of the teachers who were inspiring to me as a student. Anyway…as always, another great post from Chris.
Just had dinner with an old friend from those days actually. Hadn’t seen her in at least 12 years…and yet we fell back into it. Good people are good people. Common ground is common ground. Doesn’t matter how long you don’t see them for…those two things keep relationships going. (okay, that’s a random aside…but it was nice catching up).