Is Blogging this hard for everyone?
Welcome to my first blog post!
Not sure if it's me, this crazy wonderful life (emphasis on "full") or the creative energy (also known as ADD) but getting words down in print is so much harder than I could have imagined. My goal is to share our "teamGrundler's" love of art education with other art educators. We respect that so many art teachers are solo on their campus and need a place to connect, that's where #k12ArtChat grew from, a need to connect, share and grow.
So this first blog will be short and sweet. I just want to give you a few twitter tips for teachers.
Create a professional Twitter account.
Get rid of the egg and use a real picture! This makes it easier for others to connect with you. Think about it would you rather share with a real human or a cartoon?
Make sure to add something in your profile about being and art educator and items that relate you to other educators, such as grade level, reading interests, etc. This will make it easier for other art teachers to find you.
Build your #PLN or professional learning network. Look for and follow education professionals that you connect with philosophically.
Take your time, just start with reading (also called lurking) you don't have to post right away. Learn and get comfortable, when you have a feel for it jump in and share.
Join a few chats that fit your professional learning needs and schedule. This helps your growth more than just about anything.
Take in as much as you can but don’t over do it. Be REALISTIC! You won’t be able to stay plugged in 24/7 nor is that a good idea. Your head might explode.
As with anything we do, ask questions, be yourself and have fun.
See you on Twitter,