As a Teacher I find it so important to build by professional learning network. This week I had experiences that highlighted this fact. First I attended a Deans meeting where we shared ideas on restorative practice and process in pastoral matters. The following day I sat down with a member of the maths department and co-constructed an online survey. At the end of the week I joined an online discussion on Vocational Pathways.
My weeks activity has made me reflect on the importance of my own Professional Learning Network and what it does. Here are three things it does for me:
2. Share ideas, resources, tools, and tips, Having a strong PLN can be better than Google when it comes to finding new ideas and tools. It is quite humbling that my knowledge and expertise will be valued and welcomed.
3. Engage and Learn about anything. Take the initiative to learn from other educators. Want to know more about Achievement Standard, Pathways, KAMAR, BYOD or PB4L? It is here.
Most importantly it has an impact on classroom instruction. At the end of the day, learning from your PLN will directly impact your classroom and students. The benefits for you as an educator trickle down, ākonga i te pokapū.