I want to write a book.
A professional book.
I think I have a lot to say.
I think others could benefit from my experience.
After all, I have been an educator for over 30 years.
But, what could I possibly say that hasn't been said before?
What new knowledge could I add to the table?
Who would even bother to read what I have to say?
These are questions borne of fear.
Fear of not being good enough.
Fear of not being able to complete such a daunting project.
(At least, that's what it feels like to me right now.)
Fear that I won't make time.
Fear that I'll run out of time.
But, over the last couple of days, I've gotten some encouraging words of support from the Innovative Teaching Academy -
#ITA17 Facebook group.
- You can do it!
- Write for yourself.
But the message that is propelling me forward is this one:
- It doesn't matter how many times something has been said...each time someone else says it, new people hear it...and that's where you make the difference. (paraphrased from George Couros)