Back to School

Pencil on PaperTomorrow is the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. I think the year I don’t become nervous and excited about the first day of school is the year I should probably retire. I teach because I like to learn and I like to share, and I can’t imagine not getting excited about wanting to learn and share more and better each year.

I’m trying out BuddyPress and a wiki for my classes. Our school has Edline, but I found it too limiting for what I wanted to do. I’m looking forward to seeing what my students will be able to do with both.

This semester is my last semester of grad school. I should graduate in December if all goes well this semester. I’m very excited to be finishing. In case you were wondering, I did receive top marks on the project I spent my summer working on. If you haven’t seen the finished product, you can visit it here.

Other stuff I have on tap this year: my first ever presentation at NCTE. I’m both nervous and excited about that. It will be good to see some friends at NCTE, too.

Today I am working on my first week’s plans, which include introductions to British lit., American lit., and Joseph Campbell; teaching the lede and 5W-H questions in journalism; and beginning novel studies on A Farewell to Arms, Brave New World, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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12 thoughts on “Back to School”

  1. I'm SO excited for you getting to present at NCTE! I wish I could attend — the district will only pay for those people who are presenting at NCTE. No $$ for extraneous attendees.

  2. I LOVE your site and your style of writing. I noticed the picture of you and Nicki Giovanni. I remember that Ms. Giovanni was the keynote speaker at Miami-Dade College's (where I work) Arts and Letters Day in 1992 (?). It seems ages ago. She was very blunt. The students loved her.

    Thank you for your site as a resource. I also plan to add you to my blog as a link.

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