With so many resources and great teachers out there with ideas to share, I have always wanted to find better ways to access the innovative ideas. I have followed blogs, returned to the teachingchannel.org, teacherspayteachers.com, and signed up for professional development a few days each year. While I learn a lot, I find that I have to put in a lot of time my own time in order to find great resources that I hadn't thought of. I have gotten really good at search terms!
However, wouldn't it be great if while I was commuting to school, I could tune in to a news station for teachers? It could be run by teachers, follow all the great Twitter feeds and blogs, and have guest teachers sharing their ideas and favorite resources, and comedy hours to keep us sane.
They could also have downloadable podcasts. I'm thinking a local NPR for educators, at the county or state level. I could tune in on my way to school, or in the background during my prep. Fellow teachers could be listening to the same station, creating a community feel. It could double as an outlet for students to put together their own stories or interviews, and gain a wider audience.