How do we share as educators?
- Join twitter and start by posting pictures of your amazing lessons in class. It doesn't take long at all. Put #miched in the tweet and amazing educators from all over Michigan (and the world) will see what awesome things your students are doing in class. (Please be sure your students can have their picture taken and posted.) Here are a few pictures I've posted. It gives others ideas and in turn, I get asked questions which make me think about "why" and "how" this lesson worked. (or didn't!)
3. Start presenting at professional conferences. Teachers are hungry for ideas to change their classroom for the better. Find an area conference, or an edCamp, and let others see the powerful things happening in your classroom. It can be overwhelming to present, so ask a seasoned presenter to stand beside you and co-present during your first one (or 2nd and 3rd). It's OK to ask for help and support and it is also OK to stick your neck out there and take a risk.
Sharing only makes up better. Give it a try. I think you'll find you will gain more than you give!