It has been almost two full years since I began my blog. The last couple years have been filled with so many professional "committments." What I mean by this, is technology grants, National Boards and multiple committees at school have kept me away from writing. I must admit, I began my blog as a requirement of a technology grant I was involved in three years ago. I saw the value in it from the beginning. However, it was really difficult to keep it up and focus myself to continue writing. I was pretty convinced no one would be interested in reading what I was doing in my classroom. As well as, trying to complete all the extra curricular activities I found myself involved in; just really didn't leave me with much time to write.
I continued to read other teachers blogs and followed their teaching closely. I even shared others blogs in my teaching at Space Camp. I have found a few blogs I love to revisit and peruse frequently. After teaching my last session at Camp this summer, I decided I really needed to get back to this. My sessions are always about Literacy Integration with Space Science. I spend my time teaching other teachers how to best integrate good literacy with their own teaching. It occured to me that maybe I needed to take the next leap. I have no plan or idea for the direction my blogs will go, but I am going to set a goal for myself to write and share something from my teaching every couple of weeks. If I can share one idea that is worthy, than I will feel as though I have accomplished what I should. I must really practice what I preach to other teachers.
So in the next few weeks, I plan to have a new post ready to go. We shall see where this leads. I hope to a good place.