I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog through the wonderful K-State College of Education. It has been an honor to write for the college and show off my classroom to help bridge the gap between undergraduate and post-grad educators. I have learned SO much about the power of reflection and promotion of education that I feel empowered to continue writing about my classroom, but also sprinkle more hobby-based posts such as cooking, crafting and traveling. This experience has me bitten by the blogging bug!
Anyone who is interested in taking the plunge and starting (or continuing their own) blog, DO IT! You will love sharing your experiences with others. I felt that through my writing, I became a more positive person. It is weird to think about, being a positive or negative person, but when you have to write something down that is semi-permanent that other people will read, you realize that some of the things you complain about (the copier being broken, kids asking dumb questions, etc…) don’t seem like that big of a deal when you go to write it down. Many times I would think, “I should blog about this because it’s frustrating and others are probably frustrated about it too,” but I get home, think it through and decide that some things aren’t worth worrying about.
Once again, thank you all for following the blog through the COE, it was a blast and I would love to contribute to K-State and the Education department in any way that I can in the future. Wildcat Teachers (or EdCats) need to stick together!