Friday, November 29, 2013

giving thanks

This is my 51st post since I started this adventure.  Mostly I'm stunned.  This blog has had more than 7000 hits in the past 2+ months. 

I know there are regular readers, students, teachers, friends, alums of my school.  I am deeply grateful for all of you. 

There've also been drive-by readers, people who popped in to make a comment or got lured in by a silly title.  Some of these folks came back over and over.  They are awesome new friends. 

And a few people came by the disagree with me.  I love this!  Those conversations are priceless.  Missing have been spammers and trolls.  I'm grateful for that too. 

I'll be off for the next couple days, on a vacation to recover from the feasting.  When I return it will be a sprint to exams and then a longer vacation. 

I wish you a restful weekend and the peace that comes from being with those you love, your bellies and hearts overflowing. 

Thank you for supporting my first 50...  Get some rest.


P.S.  On another note, if you're on twitter and want to check out students writing tweets from the turkey's perspective, follow @BirdofThanks ...  simply adorable! 

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  1. I'm a drive by, attracted by your tag "what if someone opened a window to a classroom." Attended the 2013 Global Education Conference, and one presenter shared "Out the Window" where students look out the window and write about what they see. They may takes photos and write poems on top of the picture (PPT). It was fantastic. I often wondered what people would think if they were to peer inside my classroom, which was very non-traditional. Now retired I miss my students, but glory in finding sites like this that are so stimulating. Thank you.

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. This was an experiment that has been a great educational experience, and I really appreciate knowing there are readers out there that think this is a good idea. I don't think people understand what goes on every day in the average classroom. This is an incomplete but I hope interesting peek. Back soon!