Nov 17 – Accepting the Ebb and Flow…

This November I am participating in the #ReflectiveTeacher November Blogging Challenge.  I hope you enjoy these posts!

Today’s Question?
Nov 17 – What is one thing that is different from a year ago that you are grateful for?

I’m more relaxed about dipping in and out of the social media scene. If I have time to write a post or a comment, I get it done. If I’m gone for a while, I’m gone for a while. Not that I was particularly stressed about it before, but I’ve finally become very relaxed and accepting of the ebb and flow of connecting with folks online.

I like Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach’s analogy of the dipping in to a fast-moving river – at least she was the first person to share that analogy with me… That online river of information, ideas, and conversations will keep on moving whether we dip in to it or not. It’s such a powerful river and it’s always there for an interesting experience – but now I go there whenever I want to, not because I might be missing something.

The calm and warmth of connecting on dry land in an unplugged world is definitely lovely too.

What’s new for you?

East Lyn River by Nigel Stone, 2013. CC: BY-NC-ND

East Lyn River by Nigel Stone, 2013. CC: BY-NC-ND

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About Cathy Beach

Recently retired elementary teacher and outdoor educator in rural Ontario, Canada. My Olympic Journeys may be over, but they lead me into some very exciting adventures with teachers and kids and the world of connected learning...
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