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.