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Teacher, Educate Thyself

Teacher, Educate Thyself

During times that I feel overwhelmed, I shut down. This self-protection mechanism doesn’t work well for me, because when I feel overwhelmed and go into hiding, not much gets completed. This leads to more things to do. I totally understand this about myself. I do it when going to pay bills (the money is THERE, but I procrastinate it until I’m feeling anxious about my finances). Totally curable. I do it with with school work. I’ll find a million other…

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Got a List?

Got a List?

I have all of the technology in the world to help me NOT feel this way, but I won’t use it. I have all kinds of extra time due to Winter Break, but I won’t use it. What is it that causes me to go into paralysis when I have SO much to do but don’t do any of it? I know that when I’m feeling overwhelmed with “Things to Do”, I feel much better when I make a list….

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::: Dipping my Toe into the Blogging Waters :::

::: Dipping my Toe into the Blogging Waters :::

Here I go..! Pushed out beyond my comfort zone by a certain friend *CoughRosalindaCough*. As I said to her a few months ago, I had planned to ease into my retirement (7 years?) quietly. But, as a change addict, the temptation of bringing more technology into my classroom is just too great. I’ve never been afraid of *NEW*. I’ve never been afraid to fail. And I hope to show veteran teachers (read: old like I am) that it’s never too…

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