THE GOLD STANDARD: Dedictated educator, principal, and award-winning blogger, Mr. Eric Sheninger loves finally having an official Connected Educators Month, and thinks being connected and developing personal learning networks should be the standard for every educator. As budget cuts eliminate professional development opportunities, Mr. Sheninger's reasoning carries even more weight. Want a two-way feedback mechanism for classroom support and advice? Join Twitter. Looking for a wealth of free resources? Search, sort, and retrieve your own collection of relevant Pinterest boards -- and keep reading of course! Mr. Sheninger suggests that forming a personal learning network removes bureaucratic and economic restrictions, and empowers teachers to own their PD. Give the article a full read to explore his reflection and digitally pocket a few resources to get you on your way.