Yesterday evening, I began facilitating a six-week online class for EDC called Learning & Teaching with the Read/Write Web. I was excited to begin the course, but I was also inspired by how much each participant contributed in terms of ideas and projects they planned or have implemented using various Web 2.0 tools.
In a way, it gave me renewed energy to continue doing what I do. I have questioned on occasion why I do so much professional development in the area of technology applications into teaching when sometimes it comes with no reward in its face value. But I have found that I continually uncover gems whenever I spend my time interacting with other educators.
As in this video I created as part of my application to attend a Google Teacher Academy, there are truly many hats of motivation: