This may be the longest stretch I've gone without writing anything on the blog. My last post was on September 26th, and for various reasons, I haven't been able to add any new content. Now, because I know there are throngs of people waiting with bated breath to see what happens next, this is more of a digest of the past month in an effort to clear my head of the many things that have been floating around.
Homes - My wife and I are trying to buy a house. If you've gone through the mortgage process, then I'm guessing I don't need to say much more. In between trying to explain why I don't have a credit history and talking about interest rates, I barely have enough brain power to think about what it actually means to buy a house.
Flipped Learning - I have officially joined the board of the Flipped Learning Network, the not-for-profit organization that organizes and manages different events surrounding flipped learning. I'm enjoying it a lot, but it is a big addition to my already busy schedule at school. On that note, however, I'm beginning a bigger social media presence for the FLN. Follow us on Twitter for periodic updates and announcements surrounding flipped learning.
School - For whatever reason, this school year has seemed more busy that every other year, including my first year. Perhaps it is everything else I'm involved in, but I'm working harder in school than I ever have in the past. I'm still trying to use a simple standards-based grading system with my students, and we're continuing to work together to iron out problems. I'm also in the midst of transitioning my web design class to a computer applications class in which students can choose different foci or tracks to pursue. Rather than focusing on web design, they'll be able to work on photography or photo editing, video and film, music composition, or web design. I've been curating content and I'm nearly ready to begin organizing into a syllabus and path for them to follow.
Hopefully I'll get back to writing again someday. Thanks for continuing to read and interact with me on Twitter. You're all a fantastic help, and my learning wouldn't be nearly as rich without you.