INDEPENDENT PRACTICE TIME: 30 Minutes

Here are 10 ideas that you can begin to do today and everyday. You do not have to do them all, pick a few until they become Habit and add as you progress.

ideas that will help you begin building your own TO BE List

Read blogs related to your passion. Search out topics of interest athttp://blogsearch.google.comand see who shares those interests.

  1. Participate. If you find bloggers out there who are writing interesting and relevant posts, share your reflections and experiences by commenting on their posts.
  2. Use your real name. It's a requisite step to be Googled well. Be prudent, of course, about divulging any personal information that puts you at risk, and guide students in how they can do the same.
  3. Start a Facebook page. Educators need to understand the potential of social networking for themselves.
  4. Explore Twitter (http://twitter.com), a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to exchange short updates of 140 characters or fewer. It may not look like much at first glance, but with Twitter, the network can be at your fingertips.