At the beginning of the school year I set a relatively simple goal of trying to podcast. My hope was to really start sharing experiences with everyone in our learning community…beyond a great blog post…put people in connection with what’s going on in the classrooms and beyond. That was it…nothing more. I started small…recording very simple episodes on my iPad with no real end game in mind…just messing about. As the year progressed I found myself becoming more invested not only in the act of podcasting, but in the topics they included. I paid more attention to details that I hadn’t before as I was visiting classrooms, I shared experiences with teachers and parents as I recorded them. From these moments extremely reflective and open conversations came about. Some teachers even shared that they learned more from podcasting with me than they sometimes did in a traditional supervision-evaluation experience. To say that podcasting was an incredible goal and incredible experience is an understatement. It took me further than I ever anticipated…and I feel like I’m just starting out.
Final podcast of the year…a nice round 30 would have been great…but….