Thursday, January 18, 2018

4 blogging tips for 2018 { + video}

Did you know that 65% of the population are visual learners? Also, YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of all people on the internet. And 500 million people watch Facebook videos every day. 

It's easy to see why video integration is a blogging trend prediction for 2018. 

But creating videos is scary. I know from my work with teachers that the thought of recording one's self is uncomfortable, and posting it for others to see is absolutely frightening!

But, if you've followed my blog or twitter feed for very long, you know what we do about FEAR around here - we face our fears! So I created a video about the 4 blogging tips for the new year. (Check it out below)

I would LOVE to hear from you on twitter or in the comments below about the one that has been the biggest hurdle for you so far. 

Can't see the video on your device? Click here:
The four tips:

1. Blog regularly, even when you're afraid the content is mediocre.
2. Don't compare your blog to someone else's. Do you. Be bold.
3. Invite engagement by asking a question at the end of your post.
4. Add a video component to your post.
Based on the descriptions in the video above, are one of these tips a strength of yours? 
Is there one that you're working on?

I faced my fears. It's time to face yours, too! Share your video with me on twitter (@jennifer_hogan)!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Meet your goals and ROCK your year

Here we are at mid-January of the new year. I'm wondering how many of us have given up on our New Year's Resolutions or been diverted from our goals that we set as the clock struck 2018?

For subscribers of my newsletter, today I shared 3 ideas for staying on track as we live out our words for the year and work on reaching our goals. In this post, I want to share another idea with you that may help you reach your goals this year and have the best year yet!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

9 Awesome High School Flexible Seating Classrooms

There are a TON of images and ideas out there for flexible classroom seating. In this post, I will focus only on high school classrooms. 

While I'm not in the classroom anymore, I still enjoy thinking about classroom design based on brain research and the infusion of technology in the classroom.

See the end of this post for what flexible seating IS and what it is NOT, by Betsy Lancy, from her blog, All Kinds of Learning Adventures.  

Here are the nine awesome classrooms, in no particular order... Get inspired!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

YOU are always enough

Twitter is amazing.

No, really. It is.

So many posts have been shared over the past few days about the new year - #oneword and #my3words. They have been heartfelt and simply awesome. Energy and motivation is high, and it's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm as we start 2018.

But what happens as the days turn into weeks and the weeks turn into months? Will our motivation still be as strong?


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