As I was watching the presentation and videos, I couldn't help but think how cool PLNs are. Then I thought, "I should get one started!" And then I had the horrible overhwhelmed feeling that comes almost every day when my principal or TIS or lit coach tells us about 10 more things we are responsible for and 100 more plan times they are going to fill with meetings. One of the blogs I read regarding PLNs commented on how teachers can't help but do anything more than react to everything that is piled on us. We definitely don't have time to personally promote our professional development. I think that really stinks. I would love to get a PLN started and learn from educators across the country and the world! I also think it would be a really cool feeling to know that the experiences (both good and bad) that come from teaching in Parkway School District in St. Louis county are experiences shared from coast to coast. That feeling of connectedness would be an invaluable support on the good days and the bad. I'm hoping through this class I can not only learn about PLNs and how to start one, but also how to find the time to genuinely reap the benefits.