The skies are a little dark, the wind is blowing, there's thunder, and a little rain. I hope it keeps up for awhile. I like this kind of weather. It's nice to have some cool breezes for a change.
I'm finishing up the last few weeks of an online class I'm taking through my school district. It's been interesting (kind of) but the timing has been really something to reconsider. It actually started the last.week.of.school. Okay, so what were they thinking? That's possibly the worst time to start a class, with the exception of the week before Christmas break. Each week we have to post responses to readings--there's a discussion board and we're supposed to post once a week and comment on two other posts. I find myself completely making up things just to post. I'm on summer break. I don't really feel like reading three articles on technology acquisition and scaffolding, then reflecting. We also have an online journal we post in once a week, then submit. Again, I'm completely making up things that sound good. I've found I don't really care for the online format. In fact, three of us got together last week and worked on projects together--we all needed the face-to-face contact. But it's almost done, so that's a good thing, as Martha would say. I'm sure FL can relate. The nice thing is, I have four more years to accumulate credit for relicensure, and I'm already done. Last year I was madly taking a class right before I submitted my application for renewal of my teaching license. Anyone who has a teaching license knows that's a bad idea. If you don't renew on time, you don't get paid and you can't even step foot in the school.
Yeah, because we'd do so much educational damage, you know.