I am seeing patterns at the moment, things are connecting for me and I don’t know if it is real or if it is just me seeing things.
A while ago I spoke at a staff meeting about reflective practice, I see this space as one where I can be reflective about what it is that I do and perhaps in working through what it is that I am teaching and how I am teaching I can see what is happening. Just after the presentation, I was approached by a colleague who made the comment that she found blogging to be a form of narcissism and didn’t think that is was appropriate for what it was that I was trying to achieve; in public was not the place for this. We should be private.
Fast-forward a couple of weeks and I was asked when the trolley of computers would be available to go into the classroom, the explanation given was that the teacher didn’t want to be in the lab – as it was “too public”.
Both of these things, expressions of wanting to hide away what it is that we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly, have really bothered me. I am over being told to hide what is happening in my classrooms, I work with some pretty amazing people (both students and teachers) and I want to be able to talk about it.