After sitting in front of my laptop for over 30 minutes trying to figure out what to call my new “teacher” blog, I was finally able to choose a blog name that wasn’t already chosen. Some of my other choices that were already taken were:
Frustrated that my first few choices were taken, I started thinking about what teaching meant to me. Then the word inspiration came to my mind and thus came the phrase: teach to inspire. Thankfully this was not taken! I do like this name the best though because it has to do with why I started the blog. For the past few weeks I’ve been debating whether I should start a blog about teaching. I was hesitant at first because I wondered whether I would really have time to write a blog. It might become like my food blog that I stopped updating after a while. Also, I was a bit nervous about putting my “teaching” life out on the web.
Well, while I was running on my old high school track tonight, I had a few revelations. One of them being that in less than a month I will be starting my my 8th year as a teacher. I decided that it was about time to write more about my life as a teacher. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that a teacher who reflects on their teaching is critical in becoming a good great teacher!