Well edchats can be dangerous things. I had the chance to check out an edchat this weekend, following the hashtag #10principles. This was a great chat, which included the authors of the book The Principled Principal: 10 Principles for Leading Exceptional Schools by Jeffrey Zoul and Anthony McConnell. One of the questions in the chat was about how to share your school’s story. Ian Rockey answered that his school utilized a podcast.
Boom! Successful edchat. I hadn’t considered a podcast as a way to share a message and reflect on the thinking and work we’re doing in the TLI department. Of course, I hadn’t considered twitter or blogging either as we were kicking this department into gear 3 years ago. Now I can’t imagine my professional life without them. Twitter and blogging have opened up and enriched my professional life more than I can describe.
So….wanting to model risk, innovation, likelihood of failure, and the possibility of learning, I did some quick research. I googled ‘create a podcast’. And found this link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/how-to-make-a-podcast. I followed its instructions pretty much to a T. And thus this now exists: https://www.buzzsprout.com/174555/.
Pretty clunky and rambling first effort, but it sure felt like my toes were hanging over the edge of a precipice. Let’s see what happens next!