There is a lot of things I could write about today. I could write about this week’s proud teaching moments, this week’s lame excuses, the danger of oversharing with students, or the willful ignorance that is predominant in American Culture. I just find myself drawing a blank when I start to write these things today.
Sorry Evil League of Teachers, I’m just distracted. So I’m going to ramble instead.
My life, how I love thee…
So many irons in the fire, and not enough time to tend them! Here is a general list of the stuff that keeps me preoccupied:
Here on the Evil League of Teachers: we may be getting a new blogger or two, but I’ll need to revamp the site a bit before that happens. (1) First up, our disclaimer statement… since much of our material is satire (I don’t abuse my students, I don’t in fact fill my red pens with their blood, and I don’t own a student skin coat!) it is good to have a statement on here saying as much. Which brings us to (2), we will hopefully be getting a new look. If you know any graphic artists or web-page gurus who would be willing to work for beer money, let me know (click the comments section!). (iii) My pie in the sky dream for the ELOT would be setting up an LLC for the League, and associate with some fantastic other educational sites… maybe publish books of teaching with zombies…
At school: (d) if I get a decent microphone and capture software, I’ll start making my own education videos. This of course means that I will pay out of pocket, teach myself video and audio software, and host the videos. (fiVe) I’m trying to plan my “other duties” centered on accreditation, as well as maintain having a social life in between quarters. And there is also () maintaining content for my classes and refreshing myself on the esoteric subjects that I tutor twice a year.
The rest of my life: (Libra) I’m digging myself out of debt so I can go back to school, and officially be either “Doctor” Evil. Then there is also (1001) applying to teach in the Seattle Community Colleges (because a 4 hour daily commute is less fun than it sounds). But I also need to (10) finish my physical therapy so I can (XI) start training for a marathon. And (M.) learning guitar. I even may be able to play a video game or two now and then.
… all of which are less important than maintaining my relationships who get the bulk of my free time. That and taking over the world.
My life, how I love thee!