Ah, faithful readers…you’ve stuck with us these past few months (I hope) and kept your subscriptions alive. It’s time for us to emerge from our winter hibernation and get back to blogging about teaching and learning. We hope to return to our previous level of posting frequency as well as recapture the prominence we had risen to in the edublogosphere. (We consistently rank 51st on 9 out of every 10 “Top 50 Education Blogs” lists!)
What have we been up to? Glad you asked.
Since February, we have…
- Released our first book, Learning in the 21st Century from GHF Press. Pretty sweet, huh? You might find it a handy read if you’re new to ed tech. And it’s pretty cheap, too! Check out this snazzy review.
- Put the finishing touches on our second book, a soon-to-be-titled release from Eye on Education (they publish all your favorites…Larry Ferlazzo, Angela Maiers, Todd Whitaker, Barb Blackburn, and more!!!) that will hopefully be out before the close of 2013.
- Immersed ourselves in the work of educating children. Neil in his 5th grade classroom and me as instructional coach and interim part-time 5th grade teacher (more on that in a future post). If you work in a school, you know how the profession can consume you. It’s challenging work, but there’s no other work we’d rather be doing.
- Wrote some pretty neat guest blog posts. I tried to tweet about them, but in case you missed them, you might like these posts on Poetry and the Common Core, Perseverance and Problem Solving in Math Class, and the Atlanta Testing Scandal.
So, what now? It’s time for Neil and I to finish off our school year. That’s important stuff, and I plan to blog about it over the course of the next few weeks. There are also more guest posts coming from Tchrs’ Voice and a follow up to the Atlanta piece on Teaching Ahead from Education Week.
I apparently need to get back to my once daily
obsession habit of reading blogs. I was working on transferring my Google Reader feeds now that Reader is headed for the tech graveyard. Here’s a shot of my unread counts on my new Bloglines page (stay tuned also for an update on switching over your RSS feeds):
If you can make that out, that’s a total of 2,900+ unread items. For someone like me that starts twitching when that number hits triple digits, this is a problem. So it looks like I’ve got some reading to do. And as a result, luckily for you, some blogging!
Stay tuned for this week’s post about my return to the classroom as a fifth grade teacher (complete with areference to The Godfather Part III). And if you still aren’t a subscriber, please consider signing up today.
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