What do you appreciate about your colleagues?
I am still connected to other educators through my PLN. While I have worked closely and personally with some of these colleagues, and casually connected with others through coursework and conferences, a surprising deal of my interactions with colleagues these days has been limited to social media.
I am not suggesting that casual conversations and exchanges of information via Twitter or Google+ can replace the deep personal relationships that are forged when people work alongside each other in the same school, but I am nonetheless grateful to my colleagues near and far for sharing their thoughts and ideas.
I appreciate the fact that I can share a human connection with other educators that I may not have actually met, rather than wallowing in isolation. Collegiality is no longer limited by proximity. How great is that?