Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Overwhelmed in a Good Way


I had my first training for my new job.  Boy, I have a lot to learn and I know will learn it all eventually.  I don't know how much time I'll be able to put into my blog as I adjust.  So, I will probably be on hiatus for a while.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Change Anxiety & Lack of Motivation


I have to admit, I have no great excuse for not blogging.  My head is still trying to wrap itself around my transition from 1st grade to technology specialist.  I'm feeling pretty uninspired, mostly because I'm not going to the first grade class I'm used to next year, and I still don't really know exactly what I'm doing next year.  As a result, I've spent the last few weeks not quite sure what to do with all the ideas that keep popping into my head.

After I returned from ISTE in June, I was home for a day and a half before I turned around and left for a lovely road trip up the coast of Oregon.  My friend and I managed to see every lighthouse in Oregon.  I loved the weather and the scenery!

Since returning home I've been very unmotivated.  I haven't watched this much television in....ever....or at least since I was a teenager.  I can't even finish a book.

So, my professional development this summer has been ISTE and goofing around with learning how to use Twitter as part of my PLN (professional learning network).  I signed up for an online math course from Stanford which is really interesting, but still leaves me uninspired since I don't know if/when I'll use it.

My lack of blogging has nothing to do with lack of content, it's more a lack of motivation.  I'll try to get something worthwhile up soon.

Here's a picture from Oregon.
Coquille River Lighthouse near Bandon, Oregon
I can motivate a classroom full of students, but find it very difficult to motivate myself right now.  Anyone have any great advice?