Why I Blog

In 2010 I felt like I had so much pent-up stuff to say that I needed an outlet to say it. That year is the year I decided to join Twitter. I had the chance to meet on Twitter several influential people in Gifted Education. I connected with Jeanne Bernish (@JeanneBernish) on Twitter. At the time, she was running the blog High Ability (now run by Ann Sheldon(@anngift)  and OAGC). She gave me the first opportunity to blog. I posted several articles on the blog. I thank her for her support  for starting my writing career.

After several months, I decided it was time that I venture out on my own to spread my thoughts and ideas about Gifted Education. I wanted to give the point of view from a classroom teacher. Once I had my idea, I set out to create Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher. Teachers have a unique point of view since we have to invest in children, be their voice at times, and lead them into a future that hasn’t yet been formed yet. This isn’t to say that parents don’t have a unique view. I am the parent of gifted children, and I know that view is different. Being a parent is much more intimate than being a teacher. I love being both.

Blogging has been a great outlet for me. I have learned a lot from Tweetchats, conferences, and other blogs. I want to share what I learned with the rest of the world,or whoever wants to read it.

I have poured my heart and soul into this blog. I have found that all of that work is starting to take shape. I have been asked to guest blog on Ireland’s National Gifted Awareness Week. My blog has been mentioned several times by the e-newsletter Pulse from the Texas Association for Gifted Children.

I want to thank my wife Tina, (@all_about_ECE) for her continual support of every endeavor I have ever done. She is an avid reader of this blog. She continues to push me to be a better parent, and teacher.

I also want to thank a few others for their support as well:

Peter Lydon (@peter_lydon)

Deborah Mersino (@deborahmersino)

Brendon Walker (@BrendonWalker)

Jeanne Bernish (@JeanneBernish)

Lisa Conrad (@ljconrad)

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