My goal as of now is twice a week. Really it’s just as often as I can get myself to sit and type. Right now… I just stopped writing for 15 minutes while I went and did two more things I really had to do. I actually just took 4 days since I started this post.
I just had the “who do you blog for” conversation with a friend. I blog for me. I always think of the analogy with people protesting because of something someone said on the radio. For gosh sakes change the station! If you don’t like what you are reading. For gosh sakes, stop. now. i mean it. just stop.
Fall TV starts this week. I have this vice. It is TV. TV is my favorite thing. I love it the way some of you love music or sports or knitting afghans. I am an escapist. I am not daring or brave nor do I do super interesting things. So I watch TV and smile because it’s just another story I can get involved in. There are two tie ins to teaching (and one not) coming right now:
1) How is your time spent? Do you work 6-6 and then come home and grade? Do you cram at school and not bring stuff home? Do have babies that require attention as soon as you get home? Can you get your life together enough that you feel caught up? Do you have a really fabulous system you want to share? Lastly, what do you do when you CAN’T just can’t think about school anymore?
2) I was thinking about why I like TV so much. I like it more than movies and I think for me it is that I am invested in the story. There is a long running story. I think that is the draw. How can I make math more connected? I know the ways that I should I just am not sure I am ready/ capable of doing it. Does it make me bad that I just can’t get there yet? there are just too many other things.
3) What is your vice? What do you spend more time on then really you should? We all know Jason‘s is blogs but what’s yours?
Classroom management in 8th grade 1rst period has gotten bad. They have lost respect for me. So while they are still my favorite they have gotten a little out of control. I’m going to mean business tomorrow and part of that is how over prepared I intend to be. Good Luck being bad tomorrow kids, there is just too much to do!
Everything else is running smoothly without being stellar. I know first year is not supposed to be stellar but what if I want it to be?