Sigh. I really, really, really want to be a better blogger. I process best by writing about ideas and I want to share those ideas publically to get feedback and have conversations and do all of those things that inspire me to think and to think differently.
And yet - here I am - almost a year since my last post.
This is the time of the year that things slow down a bit for me at work. Teachers are wrapping up their years and reflecting on what went well, what they want to expand on, and what may need to change. They are also trying to "just get through the next few weeks." This leaves me a little more time to work at my desk and do some of the same type of reflection.
For me, it almost feels like New Year's resolutions. "Next year, I will make time to reflect weekly. Next year, I will carve out an hour a week to read. I will build my PLN. I will blog my thoughts and what I'm wrestling with."
How do you find time for the important but not urgent parts of your job? Or beyond your "job," the important but not urgent things around your passions? I have discovered if I schedule time in my calendar, I tend to overwrite the important but not urgent with more urgent and debatably less important. If I don't overwrite the allotted time, I sometimes sit down to do this type of work (reading, PLN, blogging) and end up supporting someone with a techy-type issue they are having, or answering email, or even (I'll admit it) surfing facebook or espn or reading something from pocket.
So, not unlike the kids who find themselves on youtube or snapchat or instagram instead of writing their lab report, I'm not reaching my full potential at all times, despite the fact that I truly believe I would be a better ed tech coach if I spent more time in a public forum, talking, reading, and learning.
I'm off to see what I can find about making time for the important but not urgent.