For those of you who haven’t declared my blog dead and moved on to bigger and brighter things, let me just say; what an exciting last 3 months I’ve had! Over the summer, I got to attend a most excellent Tech Camp at the Berrien RESA, read a pile of books taller than my 3 year old, went on vacation and saw the circus and just as the school year got underway, was able to start playing with creating some seriously fun lessons and activities with my brand new Promethean Board and ActivExpresions (little clickers for the students).
Suffice it to say, I’ve been extremely busy with the new toys, and have found it incredibly difficult to even collect my thoughts long enough to produce coherent thought let alone discussion online. I’ve been splitting all of my plan times between walking around the school and helping/encouraging the other 9 teachers that got interactive white boards this year, and trying to get a clear message from the Michigan Department of Ed about the renewal of my teaching certificate (which they had been holding onto for 3 months). Thankfully, my renewal certificate came in the mail on Friday (but not after much back and forth with several staffers in Lansing), and the other pilot teachers of our new technologies are getting the hang of things. Which should free myself up for more writing and reflecting.
I have an enormous amount of blog posts, forum threads, and other discussions bookmarked, tagged, and ready to wrap my brain around, but for now, I’m just going to let things settle into place, take school one day at a time, and try to put my daily observations and reflections back on the path of respectability.