Saturday, December 11, 2010

Looking at things differently

For some time now I've wanted to return to the world of blogging.   I had been blogging on a site I called "I thought I knew it all (when I was a teenager)" and it just did not fit where I was in my life.   The blog really was organzied for ECI 831 with Alec Couros and much of it was devoted to reflecting on things I was learning in the class.  Not long after I completed ECI 831, I switched postions and became principal of La Loche Community School and I became concerned that blogging might get me in trouble as I reflected on the things that troubled me.   I'm sure many principals have this anxiety about reflecting on things in school that could breach confidentiality.   This concern effectively created a writer's block for me and I could not think about sharing what I was going through without the fear of reprisal. 

It finally occurred to me that the words of my former principal, Greg Hatch, were good advice.   He always told me, "If you don't like the way things are, change the way you look at them."    So I've made a change; I do not need to reflect on the things that trouble me, I can reflect on the things that I want to celebrate.   That realization is what is prompting me to start this new blog.   I am going to use this blog as a way of reflecting on what is good in school and in doing so I expect I will see things in a better light.  

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1 comment:

  1. Accentuate the positive, e-liminate the negative. I'll look forward to following this blog.