It is so easy to get stuck in a rut, both in our personal lives and in our teaching. It’s safe, comfortable and what we know – change is scary and it’s easy to adopt the thinking ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. However, as teachers we can’t get stuck in a rut. We owe it to our students to ensure that we don’t and that we continue to provide exciting and relevant learning experiences. So how do we do that?
- Be active on Twitter. Share your ideas, resources you have found, other tweets you have found useful and connect with other professionals.
- Search for web 2.0 tools to use and integrate into your lessons in meaningful ways. Be brave and give them a go!
- Be on the look out for relevant and useful apps for your students to use on iPads.
- Pin things that appeal to you on Pinterest and upload your own images.
- Subscribe to blogs, read the posts, post a comment and share it on Twitter.
The internet, Twitter, blogs and Pinterest make it so easy to find great resources and get inspired. However, it is up to us to actually implement them in our teaching.
How do you stop yourself from getting stuck in a rut?
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