My feeble attempt at blogging was thwarted by a very difficult first year of teaching. With my second year rolling along at a fast pace, I think I have finally found enough perspective to try again. This time the blog will not be devoted to teaching. It will not be devoted to anything, really.
I set up my Google Reader this year, and it has been such a great addition to my life. My mother thinks blogs are self-indulgent and not worth reading, but I beg to differ. Blogs help me stay in touch with my teacher friends like Miss G. and Miss H. They allow me to indulge my obsession with food, like this. They inspire me with amazing ideas for my classroom, like this, the inspiration for my new "bloginning." So because of my new friend at teachpaperless and because of the realization that my friends might want to know what the heck is going on with me, I will give this blogging habit another go.
Another reason I decided I should probably get back on the wagon was my recent attendance at the 2011 ICE Conference in St. Charles, IL. I am an aspiring educational techie, among other things, and I was so inspired at this conference that I realized if I am going to take this career move seriously, I need to plunge myself into the depths of the internet and see what there is to see. I attended last Wednesday, and now, 3 days later, I've downloaded multiple educational apps to infuse (hopefully!!) into my daily curriculum, joined twitter (very, very reluctantly and with much caution - baby steps), and signed up for a few different websites I think might be useful to me and my students at some point in the future. Blogging is just another piece of the puzzle. If I'm going to ask my students to buy into it, I better figure out a way to buy into it too.
So, in an effort not to limit my own creativity, I will leave this blog open-ended. Here's to round 2!