Repost: 5 things I have learned about blogging

I love blogging!
I am currently working to encourage teachers I work with to blog, so here is an oldie, but goodie for their (and your) viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Just a little over a week ago, my blog turned 3 years old. My first post was written on July 28, 2008. Over these last few years, I have learned a lot about myself as a writer, and about blogging in general. I just wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve learned about blogging, hoping that it may help a new blogger or two. Continue reading Repost: 5 things I have learned about blogging

5 things I have learned about blogging

I love blogging! Just a little over a week ago, my blog turned 3 years old. My first post was written on July 28, 2008. Over these last few years, I have learned a lot about myself as a writer, and about blogging in general. I just wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve learned about blogging, hoping that it may help a new blogger or two. Continue reading 5 things I have learned about blogging

2011-2012 school year- my motivation

Today was my first day back at work–I started my day at 5AM working on some web projects that I’m very excited about (I’ll blog about them later this week!)  I even skipped boot camp at the gym to fit in a few extra minutes to fiddle around on the computer before I had to rush off to work.  When I arrived, the entire faculty was in a meeting where the details of our new status as a “turnaround” school were discussed.  Not fun. That’s all I will say about that.  On his blog, Zen Habits, my favorite blogger,  Leo Babauta, wrote a post titled “The Myth of Discipline“, in which he asserts that motivation, not discipline, is what drives us to get things done. This post, along with “Achieving, Without Goals“, helped me define a path of following my passions as opposed to simply meeting arbitrary objectives based on what I “should” be doing. My focus this school year is to do what I love and inspire others with what motivates me. Continue reading 2011-2012 school year- my motivation

last, but not least–

It’s about to go down! My stats class has begun working on their final project. They get to choose a topic of local interest and will be required to maintain their own blog tracking their progress. Student blogs must be updated weekly with information about what they have done, and next steps to be taken. I am so excited about this project, and look forward to great things to come.