It's been five years since I started blogging and sharing my ideas on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook. Originally I thought I was going to be a voice for teachers and make a difference in the profession. I can't say that I have made the type of impact I hoped to. I burned out of teaching a year ago and took an extended break. I have returned as a substitute teacher and I see my colleagues exhausted physically and emotionally from the same factors that caused me to quit. It's discouraging.
I certainly don't blog for the money. (Enough said.)
Yet, I'm not ready to quit. I am content for now to promote the type of teaching I believe in--the type of teaching that has worked for me. I have found it easier to share what I love instead of gripe about what I hate. (Okay, I do post the occasional rant.)
I hope Artistry of Education helps others even if it is one teacher at a time. I know that small efforts over time can add up.
Just in case you aren't a regular reader, here is my weekly schedule:
Monday: Random Thoughts
Wednesday: Book Reviews
Thank you for joining me on this continued journey,