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Literacy-Based Maker Education
This year, I’m going to learn something new.
This year, I’m going to try something different.
This year, I’m going to do something about it.
Pretty much all of our New Year’s resolutions can fit into one of the statements above. But why not think this way every day? Or achieve two out of three in a month.
As an experiment, I’ve decided to shape my own life around this, including my blogging and teaching career. I’ve tinkered with this blog since July 2017, but my last post was in June 2018. Pretty diligent for a year but then … crickets chirping for the last six months.
What I’ve learned is that it’s tough to write long posts that are informative and inspiring and include appealing photos. I’ve also learned from reading Seth Godin’s blog (almost every day) that it might be better to write a few meaty paragraphs a day and post those without pictures. And I’ve learned from conversations with my friend, Angela Stockman, that there might be some interest in #makereading too.
I don’t know, but that’s what I’m going to try. We’ll see how I do.
Vicki Den Ouden is an Elementary Reading Intervention Teacher from BC, Canada. She loves to dream, learn, teach, and create.