Let’s Talk … (I’m Back)

It’s January 25th 2017, #BellLetsTalk day.

So – let’s talk.

It’s been almost three years since I blogged regularly (weekly). Those of you who know me well, will know why my blogging came to an almost complete stop. Without going into details, I will simply say this: I felt bullied. Bullied over some of my blog posts. Bullied to stop blogging. Bullied to the point of almost deleting this entire blog site. But I didn’t.

In the interests of this day that encourages talking about mental health, I am continuing with regular blog posts. Blogging grew my already existing passions of mathematics and leadership. Blogging helped my mental health. So this blog will become active again. Beginning with this post – tonight.

This time – I won’t allow any and all comments. Comments will be curated. Positive, productive comments will be approved. Those that do not fit that category will be denied. My decision – my blog.

The reasons for this blog, and my philosophy, remain the same:
What does it mean to educate? to be educated? to teach? to learn?
This is a space for personal reflection on the answers to those questions, within the world of social media. I invite comments as I explore my thoughts in the online realm.

My Philosophy? Summed up, it’s this:
Education is, and should be, joy-filled. The joy of learning, of teaching, of interacting with young learners, of interacting with adult learners – staff and students.

Joyful. Joy-filled. Joyous.

This will be a *safe space* for my reflections. I welcome all who wish to engage both positively and productively.

Continuing my journey of joy,



About tjthiessen

explorer, administrator, consultant, student, leader
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