Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Develop Your PLN - Become a Winner

There are numerous benefits to developing and participating in you own personal learning network:

- the ability to poll a wide audience
- quick answers to questions
- sense of community
- great resources, tips and tricks

However one of the best may not be recognized by many people. When you take the time to post a useful link or help someone else out they will often reply with thanks or a compliment. This recognition makes you feel great and boosts your self-esteem. Being told that you are awesome or that you rock makes you want to involve yourself more with your network.

People who believe they can make a difference, that they have something of value to pass along begin to move from being tentative to confident. They are more likely to try new ways of doing things. I think they become better teachers. We often work to build our students' achievement by working on their self-esteem. Why not put those same techniques to work for yourself.

Get connected!

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