Welcome to the 2019 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge! All educators are welcome to participate and reflect on their practice this #8weeksofsummer – a break for reflection and connection.
This blog post falls on Father’s Day this summer. As we consider all the father’s in our lives, think about how much work goes into building up children to successfully participate in society.
Who or what experiences have built you up into the educator you are today?
Ponder your Professional Past
What has contributed to the educator you are today?
Have a Blog: You may blog on a traditional blog or use Facebook; any platform with an independent URL for each post.
Write & Include: (1) This at the start of your post: “This post is week 2 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators.” and kindly link that sentence to https://wp.me/p4cW8a-2NA.
And (2) please use the hashtag #8weeksofsummer in social media shares of the post.
Comment on my Prompt: Post a link to your blog in the comments of each of the 8 blog prompts in a timely fashion (We are on vacation, and you may not even know which day it is, so let’s say within 3 weeks of the post).
This 2019 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 9 – July 28, 2019, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with the opportunity of reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, experiences with some facet of their professional practice.
Check HotLunchTray.com June 9th and every Sunday until July 28th for prompts.
Need to catch up?
Successful completion of all 8 weeks commenting/linking back/sharing via social media will result in one entry into the drawing for $100 USD Amazon Gift card one week after July 29th.
2019-06-17 at 5:07 pm
This was so fun to write: http://whatelse.edublogs.org/2019/06/17/8weeksofsummer-giants-everywhere/
I should have named it Mud Pies, but I am ever thankful to those who came before and who surround me now.
2019-06-23 at 3:50 pm
Sheri, what a lovely post! It reminds me of my childhood summers. Thank you for sharing!
Penny recently posted…Week 3 #8weeksofsummer Blog Prompt
2019-06-19 at 2:54 am
https://theodorapap.blogspot.com/2019/06/8weeks-of-summer-what-has-contributed.html Here is my second one! I love this challenge!
2019-06-23 at 3:54 pm
You are reminding me of the fun part of evaluating and designing content!
Thank you for sharing!
2019-06-19 at 9:04 am
Thanks for the push! http://geniushour.blogspot.com/2019/06/what-has-contributed-to-educator-you.html
2019-06-25 at 11:41 pm
I read this right before coming to ISTE – perfect! Thank you!
2019-06-21 at 6:03 am
This post caused me to truly think of who I am and how I have become the educator I am today. I took this time to reflect on how my experiences in life have shaped me to make an impact. https://readingin6th.blogspot.com/2019/06/dream-inspire-educate-how-i-became.html
Melissa Sawetch recently posted…Dream. Inspire. Educate. How I became the Professional I am Today
2019-06-25 at 11:45 pm
We seem to have some things in common. I am so glad I am getting to know you through this challenge!
2019-06-23 at 11:01 pm
Wow, this prompt really got me thinking about my journey and the take-aways from each step along the way. I’ve always been interested in dichotomies and sure enough I’ve had a few. Thanks for getting me thinking and reflecting!
Amber Thomas recently posted…Timeline of my Teaching Development
2019-06-25 at 11:48 pm
Thanks, Amber – I liked the format of your post.
I wonder how many teachers have similar experiences?
2019-06-24 at 8:56 am
Here is my second one! It’s something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, so thank you so much for giving me a reason with this prompt! http://www.kristinteaches.com/?p=410
2019-06-25 at 11:53 pm
I am so thankful that you shared this Kristin.
It is important that new teachers understand the first job isn’t always the only teaching experience you will have – your’s sounded rough!
I am glad you found your sweet spot and are still working with students!
2019-06-24 at 2:49 pm
thanks for this push to think deep
2019-06-25 at 11:56 pm
Farley, I love the spirit of your blog.
It is awesome to hear about how they started out in teaching!
2019-06-27 at 7:19 pm
I love taking courses during the summer so I have to get out and explore and learn!
2019-06-29 at 5:07 pm
I can see how those strong foundations would serve any teacher well Susan.
Thanks for sharing them!
2019-06-28 at 5:00 pm
I’m here, I’m here! As always, late to arrive, but here’s a link to my post. I backdated it, just in the hopes that I catch up and get back on track. :0
2019-06-29 at 5:11 pm
Thanks for this stroll down memory lane Angela!
I’d say we have some parallels in our journeys.
2019-06-29 at 1:24 pm
Trying to get caught up!
2019-07-01 at 10:02 am
I have been blogging, but I’ve forgotten to post it back here! Here’s week 2…
2019-07-03 at 10:45 am
Week Two: https://grumpyoldteacher.com/2019/07/03/week-two-the-making-of-an-educator/