I gave myself too much credit for innovation with that DVD sub plan. Some of y’all have been pulling that rabbit out of your hat going on years now. Respect for that but here’s my question:
Why aren’t we sharing?
Why didn’t I read about it? I’ve been issuing lousy sub plans for three years, three years which could’ve been cooler if someone I read
One of the most shocking blog entries I read this week was Miss Profe’s Tic Tac Toe: Foreign Language Style. There was nothing obviously earthshaking about it but still I sat there with spoon frozen halfway between bowl and mouth, realizing how rarely people Around Here share lessons and activities.
Time is always a good scapegoat. These things take too much time sometimes. I wonder also, though, if we don’t post more resources because those posts are some of the least sensational. They generate the fewest comments
Lesson plan posts lack any call to action, which seems like a waste in a blogosphere where every third blog post is a call to action.
But that sucks because new teachers want your answers. That sucks because I want your answers.
- I want to know how to do group work right.
- I want to know how to do a good equipment check-out system so that my compasses and calculators don’t walk out the door but which doesn’t sap away instructional time.
- I want to know how to incorporate some math on the sly into the day before Christmas break.
I know you’re holding. Give it up.
If you’re a blogger …
- post something cool from your bag of tricks.
If you’re a reader …
- put a request in the comments. Something that’s getting you down (solving equations, seating arrangements, whatever). Something you’d like to see. Or just an affirmation that you’d like to see more resources floating around the ‘sphere. You’ve gotta let ’em know it’s worth their while.
One of these days, as a blogosphere, we’ll get resource sharing right