After a year of posting here, here, and here, I've been fortunate enough to have made some wonderful new colleagues, friends, and acquaintances through our shared commitment to teaching children. I'm apparently now showing up on more than a few blogrolls, and have started being contacted by other bloggers, educators, even sales-pitch-people, complimenting my blog and asking me to please visit theirs, share, or contribute.
I am grateful, in awe, blushing a bit, and thrilled to be expanding my network with other parents, teachers, child advocates, and those involved in public education.
I am also very pleased to share links and blogs I've been invited to peruse:
~OpenEducation.net has some incredible posts I am looking forward to catching up on, but their offering of videos as Inspiration for a New School Year was just the right pick-me-up that a lot of us need as we return to our classrooms. "Kindergarchy" is a phrase I'll enjoy reading up on at their site as well with their latest posting, Parenting Lessons at the Weekly Standard.
~NIEER, the National Institute for Early Education Research is now posting articles individually (rather than in a collection in one issue) that are accessible via their issue archive.
~Author and former teacher (not really, she still teaches and guides teachers through professional development!) Deb Renner Smith made me an instant subscriber to her blog after I read Parents Matter! First Days of School.
~Kathy at Teach-a-holic (what a great blog name!) has taken me right back to my subbing days, before I was hired to teach full time in my own classroom. The ins and outs of hiring, irregular paychecks, and the annual TB test can be found in her online blog/journal.
Check 'em all out!