Wow, I’m posting something again in one day. Shame on me. But son #1 is in Chicago for college–his sophomore classes start next week. And high school junior son #2 is out with his teenaged friends for a little while. And hubby is fast asleep on the couch. So I was cruising through my Bloglines–I hadn’t been able to read any since Thursday evening until this morning. That is not unusual, b/c family generally comes first, and it was a family thing yesterday evening –all evening. But I picked back up my reading this morning, and I came across this post, and decided to email it to my principal. I liked my email note so much I thought I would post it here too. (It’s a sickness, I guess, and I just can’t help it.) The email subject was the same as the heading here–“Are you reading anything today?”, and here is what I wrote to her:
Okay I admit I can be annoying at times. I read a lot (what librarian doesn’t?) and am fascinated with professional development. I am totally addicted to blogging (but primarily in the professional sense) so I can’t help but try to spread my joy. So I am sending you a link to a blog I read from that I think you may enjoy. It is called LeaderTalk, and it is written I gather by “invited” administrators who blog about administrative stuff. Yes a lot of it is about technology, but a lot of the material recently is about starting back to school. I thought you might enjoy it.
I will post it below. I also want to explain how I follow this stuff, because quite honestly folks DO NOT have time to sit around and cruise the Internet, especially when family time is precious. I do not cruise the Internet looking for this material, but rather set it up so it comes to me. I use an aggregator (which translates loosely to a reader). I can visit one site, and anything I subscribe to comes to that reader. And that is how this one came to my attention. (Of course there is not new material everyday, which makes this very manageable, too.) Reading my “feeds” is like reading a newspaper or a journal (magazine) each evening when I sit down after dinner. Actually reading feeds, listening to podcasts, and listening/participating in webcasts has all but replaced my desire to watch television in general.
But I go overboard here. My intent here was to maybe get you to read a post from Leadertalk today that might pep you for our first day back with kids. Enjoy, and tell me what you think! I can help you set up a reader if you’d like….