Monday, October 30, 2006

Welcome to the School House Blog

This, my first venture into the edublogosphere, is an experiment I'm excited about undertaking. I decided to start this blog for two reasons. a) Everyone else seems to be doing it. b) It seems like a logical extension of the work I've done sharing ideas and resources on my school web page. Doing so has allowed me to connect and share ideas with colleagues who are also interested in this method and any other resources/materials I share. Much of my reflection and focus has been on the use of a Literature Circles approach in the classroom. Ultimately, my goal as a teacher is to shift my instructional approach away from me and on to the students.

I'd like this blog to be an extension of the thinking and experience that comes out of teaching high school English. I hope to post regularly about what I've done to prepare for class. What the students are doing. What might work. What doesn't. I also hope to make connections to other professionals undertaking the same journey as I am.

Welcome aboard.