Similarly, I have really grown from reading about what others have done in their classes. I have found inspiration in blogs that I would have laughed at before. I teach high school, but it is amazing what you can learn from the blogs of elementary teachers. I teach in the US but I find the blogs of teachers around the world help me to teach viewpoints and opinions without my own patriotic bias. I teach Social Studies but have improved the integration of writing and technology by finding people who have streamlined procedures in their classroom that worked for me.
So I would like to make this plea for the teachers out there who have hesitated to do so to start a blog. Share to your level of comfort. Post what inspires you. Don’t feel obligated to post daily or even weekly. Your growth can help others to do the same.
The following are two google docs that will help you follow others. Feel free to add to them and find others to follow. I look forward to hearing your voices.