Five years ago I decided to take the plunge and try to get National Board Certified. If you’ve ever gone through the process, you soon realize that you learn to reflect, reflect, reflect. After going through the process, the reflection part was what I missed the most. About a year and a half ago, I decided to start a blog in order to keep track of my reflections. I also thought that blogging would be a great way for the parents of my students to see the different things we do in class.
I would share my posts on my personal facebook page, and I realized that my friends who were teachers were getting a lot out of my blog posts. I also realized that others were finding my blog as well. While searching the web about blogging, I came across Teaching Blog Traffic School. At the time that I was looking at Teaching Blog Traffic School, it was simply a set of videos about the different aspects of blogging (of which there are many). During Christmas break, I bit the bullet and paid the fee. I soon realized there was a “secret” facebook group that was included. It didn’t take long to realize that I had found the pot of gold! After a couple of months, Charity (founder of Teaching Blog Traffic School) realized that the group was outgrowing the small confines of its beginnings and moved everything over to a membership site.
The membership site includes 30 videos plus many freebie videos and bonus videos. There are grade level forums and chat rooms. You also have the opportunity to participate in two one-hour chats a week in which you can visit with Charity as well as other members on the site. The videos, the networking, the chats, and the opportunities are worth WAY more than the small fee that Charity charges. I encourage you to at least click the link below and watch the preview videos. You will not be disappointed!!