Thursday, January 18, 2007

Intro to atsirc81

Sorry for the "uncreative" title. It's actually my screenname (my name spelled backwards, then my favorite number, 18, backwards).
As far as coming up with a topic for this blog, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to learn more about and I've had a surprisingly difficult time. This is, of course, because there are so many topics that I care about and want to learn about, not the other way around. If you look at my Google Reader, you'll see that I'm checking out a pretty wide variety of information, from teaching writing to English as a Second Language Students, to Teaching Tolerance: an online magazing that focuses on teaching diversity and addressing issues related to tolerance in the classroom. I'm most interested in seeing how I can make reading and writing a passion for my students, particularly those who struggle with it. As a student, I have never had a hard time working through the writing process or learning how to avoid grammatical mistakes. I hope that this class gives me some ideas!
Expect this first entry to change as I find a more specific topic for my blog.