When I started my first blog (mrkeenan.com) about five years ago now, I started it with the intention of documenting the changes I was making to my classroom and practice. It was a fun site, supported by my burgeoning interest in Twitter as a professional learning tool. I posted app reviews and developed friendships with some wonderful developers who were looking to support teachers like me in the classroom by providing great software for the then new ‘iOS’ platform on iPods and then iPads.
Then things got busy.
I transitioned into completing a Masters program, started ghost writing, had another addition to the family, and while the blog continued to roll, it wasn’t the same thing to me anymore. I wasn’t enjoying writing and posting on it as much. My blog received some great praise about how professional it was, and I now had some university professors using my content in their courses, but every post was a challenge and huge time commitment to get posted. It’s great to put out fantastic resources and useful information, but I missed the connection I had with my readership and those who are trying to do great things for their students. So, I started posting less and focusing on redesigning my personal life and fostering what had gotten me so passionate about education to start with. That’s where I am now. In a new school with new challenges, implementing and supporting technology from a humanist perspective.
So, here’s the reboot.
I’ve decided to move the blog, simplify it, and post on what I am passionate about, not always on professional learning, not always on apps, not always even on education. I hope you enjoy the change; and if you’ve been with me from the beginning, I hope you read this post with a smile on your face as we get started having fun again!