How do I pursue self-selected Professional Development?
How often do teachers get to choose their professional development based on their strengths and passions? How often do they get to engage in meaningful conversations about learning? Following blogs that resonate with my pedagogical beliefs for learning provide me with the professional development that meets me where I am. How in the world do I have time for this? It started by clicking the word "Follow" on blogs, so that I could read them later in my Blogger Reading List . I do still look at this, but I've realized that Google Reader is even quicker (and appeals to my love of lists and organization). To read the blog in Google Reader, all I have to do is click on the RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication. However, when I see "RSS" I think of it as "Read So Simply," because that's what it does. You click it, and now the blogs I've requested get placed in an organized, alphabetized menu with a window to read them! I c