Without any pre-warning or subtle hints, I have been asked to facilitate a Blogging session for staff on our Teacher Only Day in 2013.
What? Me? No, can't be! What about our ICT lead teacher? She knows a lot more that I do! I am just me - I am not an expert! I just didn't feel it was my place to do so, was my reaction and words - spoken out loud!
I however, couldn't get the principal to change his mind on this. I felt bewildered and not very confident about presenting.
On my way home that day, I was contemplating this 'sword above my head' - as I saw it. I sat down to reflect on what was said at EduIgnite. Mark mentioned that the most timid become leaders of learning at an unconference. The power of me added to the power of we.
I then think back to a conversation I had with Annemarie shortly after our EduIgnite evening about PLN's and why we connect. I mentioned collaboration, growing together, support, new perspectives and learning. We discussed encouraging others and end with another lesson from EduIgnite - keep engaging others.
Well that was it! How could I not do what I preach? I had come to terms with the fact that I will have to do a presentation on blogging, and... I know I will do it well!