Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Practically a Professional

People like me generally have two secret goals.

1. Publish a hit novel.
2. Be a professional blogger.

I got a tiny bit closer to the second of those goals this week. I was invited to attend a webinar based on Troy Hicks' book, The Digital Writing Workshop. The district content leader invited me because I'm working on a research project for the last conference I went to about blogs in the classroom. For the final product, I wrote a rationale and a basic outline of implementing blogs as a tool for helping students internalize the writing process and improve their writing. And, in a few weeks, I'll be getting a check for that.

Getting paid to write about blogging is almost like getting paid to blog, right?

Also... I got two free books, and a huge vote of confidence from my district content leaders. So, even though my heart is somewhat dismayed about school starting again, I feel like I can do it. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010


The first time I saw this commercial...

I was eating oatmeal.

You're welcome.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I'm feeling really cool right now. One of my old professors emailed me about a book I'd reviewed on goodreads.com to see if I thought it would be a good textbook for her class.

I'm totally contributing to the professional conversation.

In other career news: I have about 5 lesson plans left before I complete my goal of being planned ahead for one month in each of my classes. I'm very excited about this.