Celebrate: Blogging #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration at her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. It’s fitting that my 400th blog post comes on a Celebration Saturday. 400 isn’t really a traditional number to celebrate, like 100 or 500, but it’s a nice big round number, and there is…

Top Ten Blogging Confessions

  Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic? Blogging confessions. 1. I don’t track stats. I have no idea how many followers I have, how many page views, how many anything. I do know which of my posts has the most views of all time, but that’s…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 5/17/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. 1. Even though the soccer season means some incredibly long drives to get to games, I am sorry it’s over. I love watching my son play, and we have seen a real transformation in…

Top Ten Reasons I Love Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week, they ask for our top ten reasons to love reading and/or book blogging. My list focuses on book blogging. 1. Being part of a community of readers. This is my favorite part of blogging–the other readers, teachers, librarians I have…

How I Blog: Topics, Structure, and Time

Students in my Adolescent Literature class are blogging on their own WordPress sites as a course requirement. Most of these students are new to blogging. I love to have students teach students whenever I can, so on Wednesday, my blogging rock star, Kelsey, gave us a tour of her blog, taught us how to do…

Advanced Methods: Where Do We Go From Here?

If you’re a Buffy fan–and I hope you are!–you can read this post while playing “Where Do We Go From Here?” Because I’m thoughtful like that. “Where do we go from here?” is the theme song for the end of all of my courses for pre-service teachers. By the end of the semester, we may achieve…

Why Blog Daily? #EdBDaily

Monday evening, I happened upon a post by Shawn White detailing his intention to start a new blogging challenge: 365 days of blogging. Several other educators in his PLN were planning to join him. I have a novel to finish in the month of September, plus NaNoWriMo coming up in November, plus, you know, regular…

Blogging in My Classroom

A few weeks ago, I read The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. They make a wonderful point about exigency that’s very relevant to this post: a bunch of OK posts is probably better than a perfect post that took so long to compose the event was old news by the time you hit ‘submit’…