Since I’ve finished the first draft of my paper, my eye is picking up on all the key-phrases out there: personal learning environments; social software; collaborative learning; mashing etc. etc. There is no lack of material. The challenge is to sift and sort and mash again. This is how second drafts happen. I well recall my doctoral committee telling me that it was more important to “write” than to get it “right” so writing for me, especially in blog form is proving a godsend for this busy academic.
I was taken by a quote about ‘doing what’s right for you’ in a blog I stumbled upon during one of these trawls. I posted it on my Tumblr. I think ’empowering people’ rather than ‘institutions’ appeals to the altruist in every teacher; it does it for me. Kind of nice too to refresh the spirit as I head back into a new week in the classroom.