I am beginning to sound like a politician on the campaign trail. I hope there is more substance in my excitement than we have witnessed in the orchestrated appearances of our would-be political leaders.
I just read the "papers" this morning, using my usual rss feeds, so I feel as if I have gotten a cross section of views--at least within the constraints of my own prejudicial selections of the actual feeds. I went over to Paul Krugman's blog, read his thought on yesterday's Alan Greenspan testimony, and added my comment. How powerful is that? Once again I am feeling the power of blogging, reader as both consumer and producer. I will pop back in at lunch to see what others have to say. News will never be the same.
Now, will my students ever feel the same excitement? My hope is yes. I will need to create a project for the second quarter and will include blogging somehow. I hope that I am up to the task. I don't want to spoil this powerful medium. Time will tell.
The paradoxical truth is that I have at the same time been a very creative person and one stuck in the safety of the familiar. I suppose that's true of most of us. Although my life as a teacher seems to be pretty standard, I find the excitement of being the student (or simply learning things) to give me so much of a rush. I love being a student and I hope that this comes across in my teaching of high school classes (English, Community-Based Learning) and my teaching of college classes (English, Education).
Teacher Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA Assignments: English; Community-Based Learning Coordinator; Senior Project Coordinator; Site Coordinator for Virtual High School; Technology Mentor
Delaware County Community College, Chester County Campus Assignments: English; Education
Education Providence College, B.A., English Rosemont College, M.Ed., Technology in Education Plymouth State University, Working toward M.Ed in Online Learning and Teaching