I feel I am already a part of a PLN through the Mommy Blogs that I follow and participate in. Having those Blogs helps me keep my sanity, keeps me in check, and teaches me so many things I am grateful to know. One of the Blogs has a pledge one can sign called the Mom Pledge. It basically says "I will conduct myself with integrity, I will treat other comments with respect, I will not bully, I will not allow others a platform to attack. . . that we are all a community and should work together to better each other" (Elizabeth Flora Ross). This is something I completely agree with. I have encountered too many comments on Blog posting that become just plain mean and hateful.
I have been wanting to get Google Reader set up for a while but other things always seem to pop up and take priority on my To Do List. This weekend I plan to dedicate some time to finally getting it set up.
I don't have a problem posting on other people's sites but (contrary to this posting), I am not much of a writer. I would much rather have a face to face dialogue with someone. I feed off not only people's thoughts and ideas but body language as well.
I hope to find some of the same wonderful things I have found in my personal blogs in the professional blogs I have found, and continue to find. Many of the blogs are geared towards educational philosophy, news and ideas. But a couple are also real. They are more of a place where teachers vent frustrations and cheer celebrations from the classroom. I was pleased to come across Math Tales from the Spring. This teacher posts some of the lessons she has done with her Algebra students. I have also enjoyed what I have read from Education on the Plate which is a nice blend of educational news, philosophy and musings (with a touch of snarky which I love).