Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd

Almost four years ago I had an idea. I’d participated in a couple of Twitter chats and found them to be great inspiration and full of resources. But none of them seemed to take place during the hours I wanted to engage. The chats that I had found were all based in the US whichContinue reading “Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd”

A New Challenge

My two worlds have collided to bring me my most recent opportunity. The first is the world of connected educators. The second, my mom. Being connected has provided me with a plethora of opportunities, resources and friends. My Twitter world has helped me start an EdCamp and two international chats, be invited to facilitate at a conference, presentContinue reading “A New Challenge”

Lessons from Lunch Duty

This week we had to move from the field to the MPH due to setting up for the PTO’s annual bazaar that’s happening tomorrow.  As I sat and watched the kids playing volleyball I noticed the following.  To be clear, this isn’t supposed to be a sweeping generalisation about the attitudes or behaviors of boys vsContinue reading “Lessons from Lunch Duty”

Just the beginning

“beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” ― Bob Marley In November I started #AfricaEd with inspiration and help from some newly found friends on Twitter.  I had no idea what would happen.  I had a lot of questions. Would anyone joinContinue reading “Just the beginning”

Value Added

Reflection has been the learner profile trait of the last couple of weeks here at LCS so I thought it fitting that I take a few moments to look back at the first two months of #AfricaEd and what I’ve learned.  So here’s my list, in no particular order. Developing and maintaining a Twitter chatContinue reading “Value Added”

Lessons from two weeks of chats

I’m excited about the network that is building here at #AfricaEd. We may not have overwhelming numbers of people in our chats right now, but I feel like there is a definite quality in the discussions.  I think an important part of continuing this for the long term will be building that sense of qualityContinue reading “Lessons from two weeks of chats”

Akwaaba

In Ghana, Akwaaba means welcome.  I’m more than happy to extend the greeting to all that have been a part of this fantastic first week of #AfricaEd. Tuesday marked the first edition of #AfricaEd. I honestly had no idea what to expect and was prepared to watch my Twitter feed stare back at me blankly throughoutContinue reading “Akwaaba”