Welcome to Schoolhouse Social— a teaching blog focused on best practices, relationships, and taking risks as educators.
As my #firstpost I’d like to give you a little back ground behind the birth of Schoolhouse Social…
Behind the Blog
I’ve been hypothetically talking about this blog for 6 years now. “One days” and “some days” have laced my vocabulary regarding this professional endeavor.
I have been encouraged by coworkers, family, and friends to write, blog, or share my ideas. YET, despite all the positive reinforcement, something was holding me back. I’d probably tell you it was time, or money, or this or that. But let’s get REAL.
It was FEAR.
Fear of rejection, fear of judgement, fear of not being “as good as others,” fear of not being able to sustain the momentum. You get it.
I mean, who can relate?
Then it all changed. I slowly dipped my toe in the water. I found a web designer — shout out to the wonderfully talented Becca at Jumping Jax Designs — who helped me bring my vision to life. And you know what? I started having fun. I gave myself permission to move forward SLOWLY rather than not at all.
To top off the excitement of putting something into motion, I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “BIG MAGIC”.
(Go get a copy!)
It gave me permission to be fearful and creative all at once. To let my curiosity drown out my fears. To just shut up, and DO IT.
Your fear is the most boring thing about you.
So here I am, a year after starting the process, years after daydreaming about a possibility, it’s been a long time coming.
Come August, I am going into my 7th year of teaching, and I would love for you to come along with me on my journey of creativity and risk taking. I hope you will join my teaching blog as a reader, contributor, grace-giver, and most importantly as a passionate educator.
We all have fears–let’s cast them aside and take some risks together.
Your fellow educator,