Obligatory “End-of-the-Year-Calendar” Picture. Photo by Dafne Cholet and used under CC 2.0 License. Click for original.
I’m sure many bloggers are trying to get back into swing of things as we head into the new year. I’ve always wanted to blog but with family and work commitments coupled with what I deem to be a pretty routine teaching career, who’d want to read my stuff?
I realized I did. However, let’s be honest, “back into the swing of things,” isn’t really the truth. Three blog posts written over two days along with paying for a URL doesn’t a trend make. Insert statistics reliability joke here.
I know it’s weird but I figured even if I’m the only person reads this stuff, so be it. Whenever I journal about teaching and reflect on things, I get new ideas. Ok, journaling is a stretch – I’ve only done it for the paperwork for National Board Certification and The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Got a lot out of it but let’s face it, hard to do consistently. However, I think if I can jot some notes down here about what’s going on in my professional world I will be better for it. If you, the currently nonexistent reader gets something from it, I can live with that.
And in the interest of being honest, let’s not discount the therapeutic value of it as well. However names will not be given, ranting and raving of a professional nature will probably be aimed at myself, and the vignettes some of you have come to know and love from personal interactions will be done personally or at least in training sessions. I do have to pretend to have some professionalism if the casting directors from the Amazing Race ever stumble across this.
I’ll start with the promise of one post a week. I’d guess it will happen on weekends for my own sanity. If you happen to want more, bug me about it. It works for my students so it will probably work for you.
Upcoming possible posts: couple of classroom ideas, couple of lessons that did/didn’t work, some of my favorite things for school, and the status of that book I was working on.