When I think back on when I first started blogging, I am amazed at the changes I’ve gone through. It’s hard to pinpoint if I changed because of my blog, or if I changed alongside my blog. No matter what the case may be, I’ve changed.
Blogging helped me create my own voice. When I first started teaching, like many teachers, I had low self-confidence. I wasn’t satisfied with my teaching, and I knew I could be a better teacher. As soon as I was introduced the to process of reflective teaching, I knew this was a remedy for my low self-esteem.
When I reflected, I gained courage. I realized that if an activity didn’t go well, I could try it out another time, and at that time it probably would get better. I knew this because I learned from experience. If I reflected, made an action plan, and tried that new plan, the new plan was almost always a success.
Excerpted from Finding My Voice via Reflective Blogging | Throwing Back Tokens.