February 19, 2009

All the things I don’t know

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:31 pm by livethelifeyoudream


I went to a conference today.

It was a conference of English teachers, not as boring as it seems. We were working together to create an end of the course assessment that fits what the state wants and what our district can live with.  

We talked. We exchanged resources and ideas. I left with a list of websites to visit, a vocabulary quiz created, and new pre-advanced placement resources to buy.  Amid all of this information I realized that there is still a lot I don’t know.

Even after ten years of teaching, countless hours spent preparing at home, years spent obtaining a master’s degree, there is still a lot I have to learn; and my lack of knowledge or ignorance doesn’t just apply to my work.

I don’t know how to say I’m sorry to my husband when I know feel I am right.

I don’t know how to organize my life so that my house is always clean, the laundry always folded, and dinner always planned ahead of time.

I don’t know how to make Alden stop picking his scab off when he gets nervous or anxious when he is away from home.

I try.

I do know that as much as I like to think I have a handle on the world and can figure things out on my own, I can’t. I succeed at times. I fail at others. Sometimes sharing with someone really does help.

So, I am asking you, my few readers to help me learn.

There is so much to this blogging thing and so much that I don’t know. What resources would be good for me to read? What websites should I visit? What advice can you give me?



  1. Hi! You’re so good . . . 3 posts in 3 days! I was ambitious at the beginning, but not so much now! 🙂

    I’m still a new blogger, but a great way to get more readers is to read more blogs and COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT on others! Also — participate in some of the bloggy “Carnivals” where you link up your post to another site. I like the one from Rocks in My Dryer — Works For Me Wednesday where people post helpful tips. It boosts my readership when I post from about 14 a day to sometimes about 200! fun! There are SO many others to participate in, too. I do some from 5 Minutes for Books as well. There are tons.

    I read a blog called Playgroups are No Place for Children — and if you go there, you could search for “blog tips” or something — she had posted a ton of helpful things a while back.

    Also — I mentioned this to you on FB the other day — subscribe to bloglines.com or some people use Google feedreader. That way you add all the blogs you want to read, and go to one site each day to see if they’ve updated. Very simple!

    Good luck! I’m sure others will have more and better ideas, as I am just barely scratching the surface. Have fun!

  2. Thank you for sharing your insecurities & your ‘lack of knowledge’ with us! 🙂 I am not too experienced in blogging either, and I will never have a fully clean house- I clean one part of it each weekday & so everything gets cleaned every week…but it’s never ALL clean at once. 🙂

    Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog today- made my day! 🙂

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