I have noticed of late that my time management skills are really bad. I have fallen behind on my goal of posting twice a week to my blog. I have been so occupied with my job and with all of the expectations this year, that I am failing as a blogger. It isn't my intent, really, but, I am finding that my focus has changed a little. I am only really "teaching" one class and we aren't using a lot of new tools so finding things to talk about has shifted a little. I think as the year comes to an end, I am becoming more of an LMS, helping with research, interviewing candidates for positions and working with administration for our tech upgrade over the summer. My role as coach is on the back burner. I have decided to dedicate two days a week this summer to blogging. I am sure we will have a few rainy days where I am stuck at home, in my PJs, looking for some PD.
I also decided that next year, I am going to offer my staff a much stronger PD focus. They need to have videos, trainings and tutorials, so I am going to spend time this summer making simple videos to help them better use the technology we offer. I can't take all the credit, I have seen a few tech coaches in my cohort to become a certified tech trainer using the outside of school, google hangout approach to PD. I am so interested in this. I want to try it. My Cohort partner Amy pointed out tonight in a short twitter chat we had: #itonlytakes1 . WOW! It really does. If I can get ONE person to try it, see success and then share, more will come. It reminds me of the movie Field of Dreams. I have always LOVED that movie. Everytime I see it, I have a warm and happy feeling inside. "If you build it, they will come". It's the same with tech and coaching. It has to be built, one has to do it and see success and then... IT WILL COME!