Friday, January 15, 2010

Dear blog...

Hi Everyone,

I think I'm going to write in a "dear blog" format to make this experiment a little more fun. I haven't written here in ages, but I should start to keep a record of my progress.

Anyway, I just came back from Winter break and now starting classes. Classes are going great so far. I'm back with my old classmates (and a few new ones), which is great because I like meeting up with them. We have decided to meet every Wednesday at 5 PM to check in on one another and see how we are doing in regards to our dissertation progress. As for the dissertation itself, our group has decided to write out a timeline of what goals we want to accomplish and when, so that will be in my next post.

Also I am currently reading a book for our monthly book club called Why Don't Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham. Very interesting read. If I was going to teach an education foundations class or educational psychology class, I would probably make my students read this book. Not sure if this book would apply to Educational Technology, but I could be wrong. I've only read the first chapter so far, so we'll see.

Today, I plan to work on a few personal things such as my church's website, since I haven't worked on that thing in ages and my Pastor has to keep reminding me. I really need to get my butt in gear and start mapping out my proposal too. Oh but I want to clean my room as well. It's a complete mess and I want to start thinking more clearly (clean room = less stress). We'll see...

Until then,

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