Looking at the date of my last post makes me cringe. I cannot believe it has been 5 years since my last post, which wasn’t really a post but actually a re-post from someone.
I began this blog in order to be a model for my students. Each of my students has been set-up with their own blog since 2009 and I thought it would be a good idea to model all the things I wanted them to be doing (you know those things we now call the ISTE standards). However, the workload of teaching AP English classes, honors classes, no conference period, etc., etc., proved to be too much for my blogging life.
Why now? I am wrapping up this school year as a new Educational Technology Facilitator. My DREAM job! Really. It’s the job I envisioned 20 years ago when I began teaching. Finally, my school district caught up with my dream and here I am. Now that I don’t have student blogs to grade I can put a bit more energy into my own blog. When I began this blog in 2009 I had a vision for what it would be. Now it’s time to make that a reality too.
Welcome to Paige’s Prose 2.0.
From one of my favorite educational blogs comes a post about Attitude. I’ve copied the list below for a daily reminder to myself. I anticipate an extra challenging year coming up and maybe these reminders will keep me focused.
Is there anything you do to stay positive that isn’t on Vicki’s list?
- My attitude will not depend upon whether other teachers do their job.
- My attitude will not depend upon whether administrators are doing their job.
- My attitude will not depend upon whether everything is fair around me – life isn’t fair. It
I recently read an article (I’m sorry I don’t have the link handy) whereby a study was done that showed graduating high school students have no idea how to effectively search information. Part of the problem is that many teachers don’t know how to search. Here’s a great post that not only gives some tips for searching with Google but also a bunch of other Google uses. I use Google extensively and am always shocked when people pay for services that Google freely offrers for free… Continue reading
This is an interesting blog post which is actually a rework of another online article. I have to say I can’t think of anything to add to the list. What about you? Do you think anything is missing?… Continue reading
Seth Godin is one of my all time favorite blogger/writer. His post are supposedly geared toward business, but I’ve found most of them to be relevant to what I do in and out of the classroom (I’ve used a few as excellent journal topics for my students). As I sit here madly prepping for the new school year, and all the chaos that surrounds such a task, I found this post tucked away in my Evernote notebook and felt it was especially appropriate.
Here are… Continue reading