Happy Thanksgiving to our personal learning network

Happy Thanksgiving

As Sarah and I get our family ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude with our friends, family and readers.    As a couple, we have enjoyed the process of blogging together in an effort to combine our passions for technology, education, family and leadership.

Through this process, we have had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people.   We have met teachers who really know how to love their students and help them grow in character.   We have connected with educators and leaders who are using technology to engage their students and help them to love learning for life.   I am inspired by our network of servant leaders who still have hope in the world, believe that change starts from inside, and help change the world by having the heart of a teacher.

Thank you for helping us to grow: We are all busy people.   Teachers and leaders are especially busy people.    Despite this, I give thanks for the fellows in our personal learning network who have helped us to grow as people.    As learners, we have become better parents and professionals through our conversations, blog posts we read, and media we encounter.

Thank you for making a difference in the world:  I’m thankful for the times that our personal learning network has reached out to us to share a kind word, a fun resource, or ideas for inspiration.   The world is hurting in so many ways.  Our young people face a world full of profound challenges and distractions.    Teachers… THANK YOU for caring and investing in these students.    Leaders… thank you for your spirit of service and teaching others to do the same.

Thank you for your inspiration:  The world needs more hope.   In the deepest parts of ourselves, we know that our greatest purpose is satisfied when we can love and serve.   The people in our personal learning network  are professionals at caring and serving their communities.   These acts of service can sometimes involve significant investments of time and cost.    They often go without recognition.   Thank you for continuing to inspire us on our journey.

We hope you and your families have a restful and wonderful time this Thanksgiving!


So… What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?


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