Almost the first day of school

I loved this group. Here's our end-of-semester potluck.

One of the things I love about teaching is the opportunity to start over again each semester. I am always sad to see groups of students go at the end of each semester, but it’s such fun to start over again. The whirling carousel that is media today also keeps me reinventing what I am doing each semester. I’m reworking two classes a lot this semester and tweaking the third. That means that I’m still scrambling to figure some things out. I’ll be ready for class. Let me say that again: I’ll be ready for class, but it’ll likely be close.

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I’m taking the blogging challenge

Because I should be more “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do,” I have decided to take the WordPress PostAWeek challenge. (I was tempted by PostADay, but I realized that’s overreaching and bound to fail.)  I will be asking my Social Media students to blog about once a week throughout the semester — it’s the least I can do to keep up. I also want to develop my brand and my own writing style on the blog. Lofty goals.

I can take my own advice as well. I need to come up with about 10 topics to write on, so that I never can wail to myself: “I don’t know what to write.” With all I scan/read on Twitter, the topics should be endless anyway.

Here’s one of 52. Happy 2011