I feel that within my school community, I am very well connected. In my grade level team, we work together to plan and implement our collaborative teaching model. In this team, I have contributed to and greatly benefitted from the expertise of each team member. I have also been a member of many focus groups and design teams within the school community.
Both my husband and I come from a family full of teachers, so whether we’re home for the holidays, or chatting with family, the conversations inevitably turn to education. This stands true with teacher friends around the world!
In terms of my online community, these connections are more one-sided at the moment. I learn a lot from the posts of others, but do not engage in many online discussions. This is a goal of mine! The people I meet through professional development opportunities make up a chunk of my network as well, but again, these are not the lasting connections I wish they were.