Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm back...

I've been a teacher for what? 40 days? And I've already fallen off the face of the earth. I didn't mean to do it but I let my blog slip, I let my whole life slip. 

I was told many times before the year started, you can't be a whole teacher if you aren't a whole person...and it's true. There are certain things that have to be a part of my life; my friends, reading for pleasure (aka not for my class OR grad school), and writing...including this blog. 

It's strange that I return to my blog, after weeks of not even looking at it on the night when somebody commented on my last post. Where would I be if I left the maze? Probably in a room with padded walls I guess. There is no world outside of the maze, my personal maze of education. You can teach for years, write for years, and still learn new tricks and surprises, and I'm just barely starting. 

I'm not going to start writing about my class, or my administration, that is a rookie's mistake. But I will still seek answers and try to find understanding. Yes, this blog is partially a symposium where I plod out my slow but hopefully valuable understanding of education, psychology, and children's literature. And hopefully now I'm back to stay.