I started this blog in December 2006 after watching a presentation by Ollie Bray at the Scottish Association of Geography Teacher’s Annual Conference in Dundee. The purpose if this blog is to provide a space for reflection and of the sharing of some stories. I’m always surprised when people contact me about something that they’ve seen here.
To be honest, with the Google Search function, this blog serves as a digital filing cabinet of things we’ve got up to. It makes it so much easier to find stuff again! You can ask anyone that I work closely with that paper and me just doesn’t go together!
Anyway, it was a surprise when Chris Ratcliffe contacted me yesterday evening saying that this space had received a nomination. Now, I strongly believe in recognising the work of teachers, especially work done that is ‘above and beyond’ the job description. The sharing of ideas via a blog, to me, does qualify. However (and those that work closely with me will disagree with me here ), I’ve never been one for self promotion – I have a big enough head……
What I would say is that you should nominate a person or organisation that is just out of the limelight. Someone that deserves some recognition that you know about. This could be someone in your school, Local Authority, a Twitter contact or someone you met once at a conference.
So, here are the links. I’m not going to say who you should vote for, just vote Visit the Education Blog Awards 2011 site to vote.