I wrote my first blog last August, but before that I had been a ‘lurker’. Through twitter I found blogs on my subject area and beyond, read them but never engaged. The more I read the more it became my own personal PD. I had been at my current school for a number of years and new ideas for my subject were drying up. The department either recycled the same ideas over and over again, or the new fresh blood that joined didn’t have anything to add. I felt my own knowledge had staled and that my performance had plateaued. I was worried that the department and those that I worked with would do the same.

Over 2 years ago Imade blogs part of my departmental meetings.I would send a blog post with the agenda to read in advance. We discussed the post as part of our meeting and…

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