Returning

“The place where you continually return for love and acceptance – that’s home.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich (Goodreads Quotes)

It has been quite a while since I posted an update here. Many things have happened in my personal and professional life since my last submission. Each time I have returned to complete an update here, something has interrupted or interfered with my plan. Many drafts have been written and discarded. Many events have altered my perspectives of what I should be doing as a blogging educator. So, I am returning to this forum, despite some discomfort and angst over my public presence in digital environments. Perhaps this will feel like returning to my digital home.

I am returning, not only to openly sharing of thoughts about digital teaching and learning, but also to the classroom, to teach a new group of students, and to the public forum of conference presentations. Lessons continue to be learned in each environment, about my own preferences, the excitement about facing new ventures, and the discomfort that often accompanies the effort of putting myself ‘out there’.  I continue to develop as a digital citizen and technological teacher through this process or ‘returning’. Each time I come back to something, I return with insights, a little stronger, even a little wiser.  Such is the life of a teacher – digital or face to face – to return each new school year, only to find that things are not like they were before, since we ourselves have been changed by time, events, and our own life reflections.

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