I went off the wagon–I knew it was possible, but in the glow of my initial adoption of the blogging lifestyle, I didn’t think it would happen to me. During the summer, I had virtually 40+ hours a week to read and write blog postings. Then when school started I made time for blogging, especially since it became a part of my teaching thru the experiment. When time became tight, I was able to blog during interstitial time. (Thanks Gardner for the link to D’arcy’s posting.)
Blogging has made me more aware of my teaching than I can ever remember. It provided a venue for near real-time reflection about what I was doing in class, how it was working, and what if anything I needed to change.
Then came Thanksgiving. I decided to take a few days off to get caught up grading papers, etc. The few days became a week, and the weeks became a month. The longer I stayed away, the harder it became to come back. Interestingly, when I stopped blogging, my experimental course stopping being experimental and went back to it’s traditional format. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Well I turned in my final grades, so I no longer have an excuse not to blog. Fortunately, I wrote scads of notes on possible blog postings. So, I’m climbing back into the saddle again. Look forward to seeing a lot of postings over the next few weeks. At least I hope so.