I have to confess that I have resisted becoming a blogger for some time. In my narrow mind I equated blogging with keeping a diary, which I don’t and never have. Boy, was I wrong. The good news is “He can be taught!”
I am beginning this blog for two reasons. The first is selfish. I hope that by writing my thoughts and ideas here, I can somehow get a handle on them and my own thinking. I warn you now, I am abstract/random off the scale! My second reason is more noble, so to speak. I have a sincere desire to make a difference. I believe in our public school system with a passion, but I also have deep concerns as a parent and as an educator. I hope this dialog will play a part the needed transformation of the US educational system.
I would be remiss if I did not give credit to Will Richardson, who I just met tonight. I am sure he has already forgotten me, but he ended a very good lecture with a challenge. Essentially, his challenge avoided the pie in the sky of changing the entire system over night. Rather, he challenged individuals to learn and grow. This is my first step. I am doing what I said I would never do (never say never), I am blogging!