Welcome! I’m Terry Whitmell, and I am a retired secondary school Principal in the Peel District School Board. I also recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE). And you can add wife, mother, and grandma to the list.
Like all well-intentioned initiatives this blog has been an uneven journey.
It has, however, been that nagging item on the “to do” list, that has lead me to increased reflection. Even when I haven’t made it to the computer to compose a post, I’ve thought about it!
I think I’ve come to terms with some of my concerns:
- What will my former staff and students and their parents think?
- Are my ideas of interest to my colleagues?
- Is this just a narcissistic exercise, or as my father would have said, “navel gazing”?
Whatever the conclusion, I’ve invested in the account, set up the page, and at my age I think I’m old enough to take the risk.
So, please add comments to my posts, and share your ideas to add to my “think list”.