I have vowed over and over again to be a blogger, a good blogger, an interesting blogger, a consistent blogger. I am not. I sit here at my laptop feeling guilty because I do not post often. I will try.
Since my ED 620 class is required to post, I will post too. I suspect nobody will read it, but that’s not the point. I try to model reflective learning, yet I tend to consistently avoid it personally.
In order to start this re-blogging mentality, I wanted to start off my sharing my “pain.” I have 2 online graduate classes that I am currently teaching as of yesterday. Each class is exciting, interesting, and great fun to teach. But one is a new class and is taking much of my time related to planning and designing. I am always uncomfortable with new courses and I always suspect that I will not be able to create a valuable learning experience for students. I think I’m usually wrong, but there is a lot of stress that I place upon myself.
The other “pain” I am feeling is that me and my family are at a beach house this week I probably shouldn’t share this, in case a student does actually read my post. But in reality, I guess it doesn’t matter. I don’t think it was a good idea to plan a vacation and the first week of classes on the same week, but I think we’ll all survive. I have great Internet access, all the time in the world to devote to class, and no other commitments.
I hope I can live up to my and my students’ expectations!