Nervous with newsletter (232 out of 365) #blogaday

I was going to publish my first post on Prekplaypen because the new families and children will be joining our classroom on Monday. However, I am finding it difficult to come up with what to write :o. Since I know that it might be looked at by adults I have met, there is a lot of pressure to sound respectable but also give the necessary excitement as a teacher. I find myself writing and re-writing the sentences because it needs to be perfect! The newsletter has a similar tone, and some more, due to the design elements. I want it to look colorful and young to connect with the Pre-K elements; however, families of the children are the ones reading it (not the children). I have realized the difficulty that many teachers deal with I’m sure – to be playful, but professional. If your letters are too serious, you may come off as a boring educator; while having too many giggles could be received as lackadaisical. Oh the troubles teachers must triumph through!



New Year, New Social Media Challenge 1/365 #blogaday @wordpressdotcom

FOLLOWERS (and other readers):
I am going to try this challenge, with some tweaks. I think a post every week or few days CHANGE MY MIND :p –>A post every day would be helpful for me to get my blog on the road as well as fully become committed to getting my thoughts out there :). So far, I have done about a post every few weeks or for some pages, once a month. I am going to write it down in my agenda book on a day  that I think in a style that will be most successful, and feel free to hold me accountable! My first new post will probably appear tomorrow. It will be tough as school and my part-time teaching workload takes more of a toll. Wish me luck!

Teaching the Teacher

I’ve been blogging in various forms for over 10 years. This particular blog is coming up on its 5th anniversary. Over the last decade my interest in blogging has been sporadic. Some years I’ve been a prolific poster, other years I’ve struggled to find my voice.

2014 wasn’t a good years for me content-wise. I published a number of posts I’m proud of but I’ve also ended up with far more drafts that I never got around to finishing.

Maybe the obituaries are correct, blogging is dead.

And then I saw an idea on Twitter that I had to steal from @drspikecook, a blog a day challenge.

Put simply the challenge is to post something, in my case learning-related, for the next 365 days.

Is this idea insane?


Will I likely start off with a hiss and a roar then quickly fade away once reality hits?


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