Well, I've made it this far. This is my 500th post and it is hard to even know where to begin. I have met some of the most amazing people because of this blog. It has been place that has connected me with some of the smartest people in the world and I get to call them friends now.
I have gone from a nerdy guy in my classroom doing silly projects in class, to a nerdy guy doing silly presentations around the country about the silly projects I do in class. I've never felt I've deserved the attention or the awards I've won for what I do here or in the classroom because there are so many amazing teachers out there working long hours and late nights.
Some of the best teaching moments in my life have come from my connections made writing this blog. My Epic Romeo and Juliet Project and My Epic Evernote Project have changed the way I view myself as a teacher and teaching overall. Starting my 20 Time project this year has given me a boost of energy because there is nothing better than being in a room full of students buzzing with creativity. Every Friday has been the best day of the week so far and it's not because the weekend is coming.
My advice to those starting a blog or thinking about starting one is simply this, "To thine own self be true." I've tired really hard to follow this idea from my buddy Polonius. I've been off the mark time to time, but it is always easy to go back and be me if I get off track.
To all of you out there that keep coming back, thank you for all of your support. I hope I can keep providing you with meaningful posts and an occasional chuckle. With that in mind, here is a bunny with a pancake on its head.