Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stretching

Like I alluded to in my last post, I'm kind of at a loss of what I should be doing this summer. Normally I'd be scouring the web and looking for new project ideas or trying to wrap my mind around the new Math 1 course that we're offering this year. 

Instead, I'm going to the pool with my kids and reading a bunch of novels. And feeling guilty about leaving my old job. And getting anxious about starting a new job. 

I did decide to make my husband happy today - the kids and I gathered up a bunch of my school stuff that was sitting on the dining room floor and took it into my new office. I didn't unpack much; I want to go in and clean and sort first, but it's making this whole job change more of a real thing. 

The weird thing is that I feel like I have to make a new place for myself on twitter, too. The math community - my friends - have been such a big part of my growth the past few years, yet now I need to stretch beyond that. Is there a big Tech Integration cohort? I'd imagine there is, and I've started finding new people to follow, but it's going to take time for me to feel comfortable and start jumping in. 

It reminds me of that song we sang in Girl Scouts:  (well ok, I quit when I was in Brownies, but still...)

Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold. 

And now I'll be humming that all day.

2 comments:

  1. There are TONS of tech integration folks on twitter that share amazing resources. Search out #edtech, it's a god place to start. Also, the ISTE conference happened a few weeks ago and some great resources and people can be found with #iste13. By the way, don't feel guilty about enjoying your summer! Good luck with the new position!

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  2. And then there are those of us who are simply lumps of coal!

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