Today I realized how powerful a Learning Community can be. I work at a small school in Brampton Ontario. Today was Dot Day #DotDay14. We had a wonderful day in class, all because of My learning community and the community of learners I am building in my classroom. Before the internet came into the classroom my Learning community involved the teachers I knew at my current school and the people I graduated with from teachers collage. Now through sites like Twitter, Pintrest, and Instagram I have teaching colleagues from all around the world to listen to, read their ideas, and bounce ideas off of when I am not sure. I get so many ideas that I sometimes have to use a digital Pocket to file ideas away to look at later. ( I am so glad my digital files don’t look like my paper files).
I think that it is fantastic that we have all these people to talk to over various forms of communication and I have had these wonderful talks with people I have only met over twitter, but they come up to me and say Hi because we have all ready built a relationship online. It makes the days easier and the planing not so hard when you have many hands to lighten the load. Its nice to have helpers. Now a days you don’t have to look too far.