Greetings fellow COETAILers! If you are anything like me you are feeling excited about this course and can’t wait to connect with members of our cohort from around the globe. With that excitement comes anxiety, fear, and worry. Will I really have time to take this on? Will I find success? Will I crash a burn? So I made sure to read through all of the class documents and thought, not only can I do this, but I’m going to get a jump on it. That was on Saturday. On Sunday I thought about blogging, but I didn’t. Same again Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Today is Thursday, and I am finally getting up the courage to create my first blog post.
Here it goes….Wish me luck!
I signed up for the COETAIL for many reasons. Friends and colleagues from around the world have told me that this was the best PD they had ever completed. That it revolutionized the way they teach. That is pushed their thinking to new levels. After hearing all of this wonderful feedback, I had to check things out. So I got on the COETAIL site to find out more. What I found there sealed the deal for me.
I stumbled up the Wayfairingpath, just another COETAIL blog, and found this post about Self-Directed Learning. Something I have been wanting to implement in my classroom for a long time but I haven’t been able to find the time. So I read on to find out more. In this video, students share their SDL journey. I learned so much from watching this 8 minute and 50-second video and thought, if that is what one post, from one COETAILer has to share, imagine what I could learn from the course!
So… here I am, and I am excited to be here. I cannot wait to connect with the people in our cohort and beyond.
Let’s get ready to rumble!