About the importance of sharing your thoughts, reflecting and collaborating as an educator. Am inspiring article!
Throughout my career, teaching kids and adults in diverse districts and courses, I have lived in between higher ed and K-12. In higher ed there is a mantra to publish or perish, and throughout grad school, I had adopted this philosophy. I thought I had to publish in traditional journals to accomplish anything. Following in the foot steps of many, I had been planning on writing manuscripts and trying to perfect my ideas so I could share them some day, somewhere. I had one article from my dissertation that was accepted in a journal and was finally published 6 months ago. Aside from the time it took to write, it took 3 years after it was accepted to get it published and when it was finally published, I couldn’t even access it because I was no longer a subscriber to the journal.
This was a less than motivating experience and hadn’t inspired me to want to publish…
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