missing pieces

I haven't been blogging that much recently, aside from the series on our unit of inquiry.  That has been a wonderful experience, and has helped me understand how the unit is unfolding, and the potential directions it may go.  Yet, at the same time, it is time consuming.  I miss my messy blog posts that aren't about anything in particular.  Just ramblings or trying to work out ideas in my head.

I am excited to be done with this semester of my M.Ed, as yet another major time drainer will be gone.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy what I am studying.  It has pushed me to new places and helped expand my conceptions of learning and teaching (and what it means to know).  But, I feel ready for a change.  One more semester then it will be over, and I will be free to let my wind wander again.  I am also going to be starting at a new school next year, in a new country, in a new continent, so I hope these convergences of all things new will occasion a space for a new type of introspection on this blog.

For a while, I considered continuing my studies onto a PhD.  But those thoughts are long gone.  One of the most important things I have realized from this program is that I want to spend my entire career in schools.  It is where the action is.  It is the best place to get dirty and to really think this funny business we call learning.  I will always be interested in theory/pedagogy/philosophy, but I think living solely in that world is not for me.  I need to have my hands in the dirt, so to speak.  I respect the people that do it, but cannot imagine that life for me.  Too specialized   Too many deadlines.  Too much emphasis on explaining with evidence and research.

Not enough wandering and getting lost.  Which is where I was when I started this program.  Now, I fin myself ready to be back in the same place.  However, the journey was worth it.

burying acorns in the soil, hoping that one might catch root

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