COETAIL has changed me. There have been occasions that I have loved it. Times I have not liked it too much. But change is not always supposed to be easy is it?
I think it has pushed me to continue my development in to good teaching practice and to find tools ( technology based or not) that transform the learning to previously uncharted territory. COETAIL has pushed me into the zone of Comfortably Uncomfortable for my professional development.
This area of Comfortably Uncomfortable is the same area that we want our students to be in when they are learning. It means that they happy and feel supported but it is really pushing them to the next level of understanding.
That’s what I feel COETAIL has given me. It has pushed me to the next level. Given me help and guidance when needed, given me freedom at times.
Now I am not saying that I am ready to change the world. But COETAIL has given me tools to continue my personal growth.
- It has allowed me to try out things that I have wanted to do for ages but never made the time.
- It has given me personal and meaningful connections in all areas of the world through my PLN – I haven’t even met or spoken to most of my PLN but I feel a connection with them and know I can continue my learning adventure with their support and ideas.
- It has given me a voice, a purpose to reflect into my learning and the thinking and learning that is going on in my classroom.
Moving forward I will continue to blog, I will continue to make connections with other educators around the world, will continue to try out new things and try to reach that space again.
Thanks for pushing me into that zone COETAIL.
When are you in that zone? I would love to know your thoughts.