I’m Back!


Throughout the year I write different quotations up on the white board in my office which relate to what I am thinking of at the moment. These words from Maya Angelou have been up there twice this year.

I am returning to this blog after a long hiatus. I have decided to try something different – quick snapshots of what I am learning or thinking about.

Let’s see how it plays out!


Turning my thoughts into a dent in the world

As with everyone, many, many ideas float through my head. Lately, during a typical day, I will be thinking about:

    • digital citizenship (more info here)
    • blogs (personal and educational)
    • wikis (class website) and what they should offer
    • becoming a “Green School” (more info here)
    • habits and the power of habits (more info here)
    • introverts and extroverts and the habit of putting extroverts on pedestals (more info here)
    • special needs and how we include and celebrate them (more info here)
    • teaching reading to support critical thinking (predicting, clarifying, questioning, summarizing) (more info here)
    • inspiring personal inquiries (here), igniting passions
    • being a ‘balcony’ person (encouraging and helping others)
    • making a dent in the world (more info here)
    • ‘shipping it’ (more info here) and fear (more info here)
    • time: how we can do everything we want to do in one day

I am craving time to think about so many things. Then I read a blog by Seth Godin asking me if I am making a dent in the world or if I am just making lots of random pokes. Hmm. How can I combine what I am thinking about into one larger poke?

How do I combine all these thoughts into a dent?

I will borrow a line from the movie “Iron Lady” where the character of Margaret Thatcher quotes:

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

Watch your words, for they become actions.

Watch your actions, for they become habits.

Watch your habits, for they become your character.

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

Here is hoping that all these thoughts and words will become a habit, then my character and then my destiny and then one big dent!