So I have been debating whether or not to return to the blogging world. Last year, I found building a 180 blog the first time that I did Geometry to be draining for a number of reasons. The daily slog of a teacher is tough enough without recording it. And… when you are recording with your own critical eye, it becomes numbing after a while. I found that while I was recording a bunch of things, not much of it was ready for prime time nor up to my standards. I read all of these blogs of amazing things happening in classrooms across the country and realize that it requires an amazing amount of effort and time. I am all for the effort, but my time is parsed between family and work. I am trying my hardest to keep that balance on the right side of the scale. I do not know where the journey is going to take me this year, but I have made a couple of decisions.
1. I want to get back to blogging, but not at a daily pace.
2. I will keep a diary to record my successes and failures, but want to start by sharing things that work or ideas that seem cool to me that I want to try.
3. I want to be a more active member in the community of MBToS for the sharing, knowledge and to give back where I can.
4. I want to be a better teacher. If any of the first three prevent that from happening, I will cut back on them. However, I believe that they are necessary for it to happen.
I also want to spend more time editing blogs before sending them out. Most of my posts from last year were undercooked and needed more time in the oven.
I am excited to be back and will be sharing some of my ideas on how I am going to start my year shortly.