I am a secondary English teacher and a Head Teacher, managing a small team of wonderful English teachers in a smallish rural town in NSW, Australia.
I started this blog in 2008 with lots of good intentions. Anyone who has been following me will know I haven’t posted much, even though I started with enthusiasm. I’m hoping 2012 will be the Year of the Blog and think I’m off to a good start.
I do a lot of professional reading and it never occurred to me to share this, so that is on my list of things to blog about. I am also a regular visitor and commenter on the English Companion ning, so I may cross post a bit (not sure if that is the right word!)
One of my areas of interest is technology in the English classroom, so I post a bit on using Edmodo and plan to continue sharing my experiences on using Edmodo with classes, as well as other techie things I might be doing.
I also have a renewed interest in Beginning Teachers, since my eldest daughter, Zoe, has joined the ranks of English teachers. Her conversations often inspire me to blog and she keeps telling me I should share my experiences with lots more than her. She sometimes comments that she gets so much support and some of her peers miss out.
I also plan to review sites and add resources/lesson plans, since I have heaps and have lost all interest (or lack the time, not sure which) in updating my website. Another way I share resources is through ‘Shared Folders’ on Edmodo. If you use Edmodo, ask to connect with me and I will send you a group code for “English Teachers”, then useful sites or resources I find will be shared with you.
I thank all of those who have responded to my posts and hope it gets more useful and interesting for you.