It’s New Year’s Eve! This is when millions perhaps billions of people will make resolutions about how they are going to change their lives for the better in the next year. Count me in as one of those people. I had the idea for this blog and bought the domain EdTechFitness.com almost two years ago. I’m finally doing something with it.
One of the things that I know about myself is that when I exercise, particularly when I exercise outdoors, I feel better myself. And when I feel better about myself everything else in my life feels better too. My mind is sharper my and my confidence is higher when I’m exercising on a regular basis. In turn, I’m more creative and deliver better keynote talks and better workshop experiences. When I was in the classroom full-time, my students always had a better experience when I was exercising outdoors on a regular basis too.
What’s the purpose of this site?
- To make myself accountable for exercising my body and mind as it should be.
- To encourage you to take steps to improve your physical and mental fitness. Teaching is stressful and it takes a toll on your physical and mental well-being. You can do something about it.
- Share some of the things that I’ve done and do to make time for physical and mental exercise. Many of those things include simple uses of readily available technology.
- TBD…I’ve been blogging for 12 years so I know that this blog, like every blog, will change a bit over time in response to your input, my thoughts, and the world at large.
How to get involved?
I have created a Flipgrid grid for people who want to share what they’re doing to improve their lives in 2019. You could be cutting out soda pop, trying a couch to 5k program, preparing for a marathon, or simply cutting down on how many times you visit Facebook in a day. Whatever it is, feel free to share it in the Flipgrid. Use the grid as an accountability tool for yourself, I will be. And while you’re there, leave an encouraging note for someone else.
Who am I?
This About page covers most of it.
Should you do what I do?
Only you can determine the answer to that. Keep in mind that I am not an expert or professional in the fields of physical or mental health. Any experiences that I share are just that, my experiences. The one area in which I am considered an expert is in technology.