Project 365

I was inspired by my niece today to start blogging (seriously). On her Facebook page, she has decided to do “Project 365” and post once a day about something that brings her joy.

As a result, I decided to do the same, except to blog about teaching, learning, and how messy this profession is.

Of course, the school year is somewhere around 193 days. However, I never really stop thinking, reading, or talking about education. This profession has my full attention 365 days of the year.

It’s not that it has only just occurred to me to blog. However, it has been difficult for me to start. I think I always have to have something incredibly profound to say. Perhaps by forcing myself to post every single day, I can get over that. Perhaps something profound, for me, and hopefully some readers, will occur. Or perhaps, it will just help me think.

One of my favourite quotes about writing is Joan Didion’s: I write entirely to find out what I am thinking, what I am looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

So, here I go.

2 thoughts on “Project 365

  1. Love the name – education is so very messy.
    What works for one learner in one school does not work for another student in another school. We as educators must be creative problem solvers who are willing to always do what is best for student learning.
    A.

  2. Thanks, Alexis. It’s also a double entendre – I tend to be a piler, and so a messy desk and class is a constant battle for me. However, it doesn’t mean I am unorganized or unprofessional.

    The profession is messy. I find my plans are often sidelined by the reality of students and their needs, and by life in general.

    I agree that the best work takes place on the ground with specific students in mind. I love the creative problem solving. Thanks for being my first comment!!

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