Since I began my doctoral course, I have had to take time off. At first, I was rather hesitant to be gone. But once I decided that my students becoming their own teachers is the best result of my teaching, I began think about ways to facilitate that. I have been extremely satisfied with using Edmodo for that. I was gone for three days last week, yet I was able to track my students' progress. I think that my students still need me, but I also feel that I am training them to be a part of the 21st century learning system they are likely to encounter.
One of the toughest things that I found about maintaining a blog is the discipline it takes to write. With my new doctoral program and taking on new classes, I haven't been able to really keep up with my blog posting. I contemplated completely getting rid of this section of my website.
Then I remembered what I always tell my students. When my students ask me whether it would be too late for them to turn in their missing assignments, I typically ask them whether they have already completed it or not. I tell them to ask me after they have done the work. I also tell them as long as they are alive, there still is a chance to improve and get better.
So here I go again. I have tried to maintain a blog so many times. I have neither been consistent nor thorough. But I am going to try to write at least once a month. That is my new year’s resolution.
Wish me luck!
I am a mother, wife, and English teacher. I moved from Korean when I was 23 without speaking English. Now I teach English. I want to be an Educational-Neuroscientist when I grow up!