Moving from a local PLN of about ten to a global group of hundreds, through twitter
I have been teaching formally in a school setting since 1995 (it could be 1994, my mind is a little rusty on the actually start date). Prior to this I worked at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, developing programmes for children around the environment, conservation and, well, banana slugs. These amazing gastropods live in our temperate rainforest, breaking down detritus and are either loved or hated! I, of course, loved the slimey little (up to twelve inches long) creatures. I even had the 4 and 5 year olds create their own banana slugs out of bananas, chocolate hoods, raisons, toothpicks and honey (for the slime trail).
I loved teaching students, openning up new worlds for them to explore, discover or even invent. I took this enthusiasm into the science and math classroom, with differing success and definitely different enthusiasm from the students. I learnt to improve my teaching through my…
View original post 470 more words