My Life Has Changed – Ode to My PLN

Oh, how life has changed for me.

I’ve loved the computer since I can remember,
but never before has it done to me this.

I sit here daily,
moment to moment
Tweeting and typing
Reading and listening…

Because now the computer is more than a desktop;
It’s a coffee house,
a teacher’s lounge,
a place to meet friends and chat.

I learn every day
from those in my PLN.
They listen and link me.
They support and encourage.
They are awesome!

In the past I have written some pieces about them.
Go and read them if you will
I will link them here.

But regardless,
I tell you
They have changed how I live now
And there’s no turning back,
Just moving forward.

Thank you, oh, thank you my dear PLN.
My life has now changed.
It is even more fruitful,

For more posts about PLNs visit some of these archived posts:
Thank You for 2010 – A Message to My PLN
Tech as a Tool for Teacher Collaboration
PLN Collaboration
What Has Twitter Done?
PLCs and PLNs – Go Us!

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Article by Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and a C.A.G.S. degree with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
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  1. Dvora says:

    What a good expression of what a PLN can be! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. You are a great part of that PLN, Dvora!

  3. YOU are awesome and inspiring for me! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this post.

  4. Michelle, I enjoy collaborating with you. You are an important part of my PLN!

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