[Sndbox] The start of a journey for a minnow

in #sndbox4 years ago

I've just joined Steemit a few weeks back and got connected with @teammalaysia, an awesome community of my fellow countrymen. As I was getting acquainted with them I saw an opportunity to join Sndbox. To be honest, I had no idea what Sndbox is but after reading through Sndbox's mission statement, I was sold. This all was after all very new to me and I needed support.


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So I went on and got myself signed up. This is after all my first post after joining Sndbox and I had a chance of looking through some of the posts by Sndbox. First thing that I thought was "wow, there's definitely so much I can learn."

I'm definitely looking forward to learning and being part of the community at Sndbox.

My pro-passion (profession +passion)
I am a teacher trainer by profession and am attached to various government projects on teacher training. I'm blessed to have been offered such a wonderful job and I love every bit of educating the next generation of teachers and students. At present, I am on study leave pursuing a PhD in comparative education policy.

I'm also passionate on incorporating ICT in my classes and in education. I believe that's the future and if we don't keep up, we (my field) will be left behind.

Short term and long term goals
Short term goals with Sndbox would be to create quality content that can be used for the following items:

  • Inspire teachers.
  • Create quality ideas and strategies to be used in classes or workshops.
  • Share stories about teaching.

In my line of work, I meet many teachers who need help and who are demotivated. There are times where teachers get a bad reputation for certain things they do. I hope that through this some would get the help they need as well as the support and boost to continue teaching.

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I also think that teaching is the best place to hear great stories on how lives are changed by the act of one person. I hope that this would be an avenue to share that as well. As for the long term goal, I do hope that I can narrow down my niche on Steemit better. I also hope that through what I do, I can use Steemit as a platform for education purposes. Who knows? Even a learning tool that can motivate others to contribute and write.

However, I do know that someday my ideas would run out and my stories will run out too. I hope that through Sndbox, I can continue to create great content as well as learn how to expand other areas as well.

The support I need

This is my first ever time blogging. I have never in my life blogged before, writing academic papers I can do, but how to get my ideas noticed and articles noticed, that's something that I am still getting the hang of. I hope that I would get support in that area and at the same time, learn more ideas from other fields (Technology, philosophy). This is so that I can incorporate it in my teaching, profession and also my time on Steemit.

Thank you @bitrocker2020, @teammalaysia as wellas Sndbox for this opportunity. Looking forward to it!

(This post was inspired by heymattsokol's post: https://steemit.com/sndbox/@heymattsokol/sndbox-my-amazing-first-two-weeks-w-steemit-s-creative-incubator-ideas-for-the-future

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All the best buddy in this journey of yours!! :)

Thanks! you in it too?

Nope I'm not. :D

Alarm.. Well, hope to see some fellow Malaysians there

Haha why u alarm? I'm sure there are Malaysians there.

oh wait... i meant..alar...hahahhahha

You have been Zorded by the Zord Master.

Interesting. Is it teaching you how to write or advertise or??

It is my first day, so can't tell definitively what will be done. But I've gotten some support in terms of formatting the posts better. I suppose after this post I'll be getting some feedback on how I've did.

Welcome! I hope sndbox and steemit can help you achieve your goals as a teacher trainer. :)

Thank you so much!

Keep the posts coming bro...the pen is mightier than the sword. Unless the sword belongs to Voltron. Then the sword is mightier.

Voltron? I was thinking thundercats /he-man.. But personally, I'd say kurosaki ichogo hahaha.. Bankai!

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Looking at all of the sndbox votes, one can only ask "how do I join?" :P

all thanks to @bitrocker2020. Can I nominate you at the end of the month to join? =p

I don't understand how it works (despite reading the post).. do i pay a fee each month or something haha..

Well, yes there is a fee, but I like the guidance bit where you get to bounce ideas off others. So you get nominated and they vet you to be a part of it.

I'm not sure if they would take me in but I'll appreciate the nomination :)

No problem, I'm sure they will, love your doodles and posts!