|An educated mind is an opened mind. An opened mind is a liberal mind. Teachers don't have to intend to create liberals, it happens naturally.|
On the inside:Door's Open...
- Looking ahead and behind
- Links to other education stories.
- As always, the topics will be whatever you want to discuss.
|Looking ahead and behind|
Here is the month I hate the most. August...feh. Part of it is "vacation" and yet none of it is.
I'm going to be beginning my 31st year as a teacher. In all that time I took off one semester in an unsuccessful attempt to find employment in Seattle. This past summer was my first summer "off" except for the one I used to move to Jersey from Arkansas and find employment here.
August means it's time to survey the ground ahead. What am I going to be doing in the coming year? What things have to be done? What things do I want to accomplish? Is there any way I can weave those together?
For that matter, what did I accomplish over the summer? It's time to summarize that. I always make a list when spring semester ends of items To Be Done. I never finish them all. This past spring there were 11 items on my list. I've worked on 8 of them and a few may even be considered to be done, though I find that highly unlikely. But such is ever the case. I figure maybe I'll be able to finish some of the items on any list I have ever created sometime after I retire. Since my current retirement plan is, "Work until I die", that's not promising.
So, anyway, I'm going to be doing some listmaking today and assigning some priorities. Does anyone want to join me? You don't have to be a teacher to engage in this behavior. :-)
I'll be hanging around most of the day, actively waiting for your comments (actually, I'll be working in another program, but I'm close by), so at least one person will be here to discuss whatever anyone wants to discuss.
|The Not-so-many Rules|
Every Saturday I'll post a clean slate, between 10am and 11am EST.