"If you want to feel secure, do what you already know how to do. If you want to be a true professional and continue to grow... go to the cutting edge of your competence, which means a temporary loss of security. So whenever you don't quite know what you're doing, know that you are growing."
Could the words above be any more true? I feel way out of my depth when it comes to ICT and when I realised that I was going to have to create this blog I thought for sure I'm going to fail. Yet every time I log in I am surprising myself at what I am able to do when I give things a try. Through this blog I am demonstrating not only to you but also to myself all that I am learning through my Masters of Teaching and beyond.
What I appreciate the most is the thoughts and ideas that come from other professionals. Without my support network at university, especially my peers, it would have been impossible me to successfully complete my undergraduate degree. I believe that the knowledge my colleague teacher will have to share will also be crucial to my development as a graduate teacher.
Through this blog I hope to create a support network of education professionals from around the globe. It is my wish that this network will be there for each other when we are in need of support, advice and inspiration. Already I have had the privilege of learning from so many others through both twitter and their own personal blogs. I hope I can create a forum through this site through which professionals can support one another for the benefit of our current and future students.
The NSW Institute of Teachers Professional Teaching Standards have become the framework upon which graduate and professional teachers must demonstrate and show evidence of their knowledge, practice and commitment. The standards are a clear benchmark for what effective and professional teaching involve and look like. The development and maintenance of my personal blog will enable me to demonstrate through ICT the professional standards of a graduate teacher.