Me when I have to sit down and write something.
So....why try to start again? Honestly, I have no idea. I guess it boils down to the fact that I want my kids to have a growth mindset. I'd never accept "this is too hard" or "I'll never be good at this" from them, so why should I accept it from me?
But if writing isn't something I enjoy...why choose to do it? Easy. I need to reflect better on what goes on in my classroom. I'm guilty of doing lessons with my kids and never looking back on what went well, what bombed and what was just ok. In the moment, I may have thoughts about what I can do differently next time, but I rarely keep record of those ideas so what's to stop me from doing the same thing again next year? And, even though I rarely have an original lesson and I'm the WORST (or should I say best?) at stealing from others...occasionally I may do something that someone else may find useful.
Ok, then...what's going to make this blogging experience different? Well for one, this blog isn't going to be a communication to parents, it's going to be a collection of reflections on lessons, teaching and math in general. I'm not going to try to blog every day...just when I have something I need to reflect on.
So, I'm not sure what's going to happen. It's the beginning of the school year, and I have an "I can do it" attitude. I know things change through the course of the school year and this may be another failed venture...but at least I'm giving it a try, right???