These words were spoken at the very first session led by Beth Still during EduBloggerCon based on her post We Need to Talk About This. It has taken me a couple of days to process them because they really resonated with me.
I was encouraged to blog and tweet in order to share and learn. It took me a while to figure out how to do this. The idea of transparency involves that big F word that Adam Bellow refers to… FEAR.
I was missing relationships that allowed me to share my successes and failures without judgement.
Over the course of almost two years, I have been able to successfully form relationships that provide this safe arena where I can be vulnerable enough to share. Much like Chris Lehmann mentioned that students need to know it’s ok to fail, so long as learning takes place, I needed that as well. And I’m better because of it. Not only a better teacher, but a better listener, a better problem-solver, and a better friend.
I WAS missing something in my real life. But now I’m not.