Okay. For years, I've followed along with some amazing 180 blogs. The idea is to blog a picture from every single school day with a short caption. (Unless, of course, you're Justin Aion...) These aren't full blown blog posts. They're just photos with descriptions.
I have enough of a hard time trying to keep up with blogging once school starts without trying to remember to blog every single day. Last year, my blogging dropped off dramatically. But, I imagine that probably had something to do with starting my master's degree and dating someone in Australia... This year, I'm finishing that master's degree and marrying that someone, but I'm determined to stay plugged into the #MTBoS more. I know I'm a better teacher when I'm actively reflecting on what I do in my classroom within a supportive community.
I'm not starting a 180 blog, though. I admire those of you who manage that, but I need to make things as easy as possible on me. So, instead of 180 mini blog posts, I'm committing to 180 tweets. Every single day, I will take a picture of something that happened in my classroom and tweet about it with the hash tag #teach180. I may not be able to manage a blog post every day, but I can manage 140 characters minus the number of characters the hashtag and picture takes up. :)
And, thanks to Shireen and Meg for inspiring the hashtag!
And, I hope that my pictures spark questions and conversations from tweeps and eventually end up in a blog post, too. That blog post just might comes months later, though.
So, anyone want to join me???
[Side note. My school year isn't actually 180 days long. We have 5 professional days, 163 days with students, and 2 days of parent/teacher conferences. Oh well...]