Monday, September 26, 2011

Willkommen, bienvenue.

Welcome to my blog, the first one that I have ever created. Why now, you might be asking? After all, blogs are so 2004, right? Well for starters, I’ve always been a bit slow to jump on the various technological bandwagons; while I love my laptop, I still don’t have an iPod, and I will not get a Kindle until I absolutely have to (and even then I will go kicking and screaming). I guess I’m doing this because even though I realized back in high school that I no longer wanted to write for a living, for a while now there has still been a part of me that has wanted a place where I can share my thoughts and ideas. And now that I’m teaching, I have even more that I want to share.

So this blog is going to help me do all that. A lot of posts will be related to teaching, though this isn’t meant to be a place for me to bitch and moan. I want to discuss some of the issues a teacher, especially a young one, struggles to deal with, share lessons I’m trying out, and tell stories about the funny, sad, uplifting, and ridiculous things I observe and experience. (Don’t worry—none of this will be too specific, so as to avoid any chance of students being identifiable.) I’ll also post other random things—interesting articles, photographs I take, book recommendations, musings on life, etc.

I’ll try to post here a few times a week. I hope you’re somewhat intrigued and will continue to read this. And feel free to comment and share! Being a teacher, I love feedback and collaboration. Dorky, yes, but I’ve learned to embrace that side of myself....

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to be your first comment. So here it is. But really, maybe I'll share mine with you someday. Not that I have one. But if I did, it would be one that I've only written on once and Matt is the only one who I let read it. If I had one that is..