I have been blogging since June of this year. I can only say that I have been consistent in updating every Sunday evening. I am experimenting with different ways to get this blog some exposure and I have also been experimenting with what types of topics I should write about each week. My original purpose was just to have a sort of written chronically of what is happening week to week as I pursue my doctorate so, I have topics like; balance, transitions, and my fears of failing a class as I matriculate through each class. I have also writing briefly about journal articles and books I have read in the last few months. I have noticed that I get more views when I write academically. I am exploring the idea of writing biweekly so that I can do both, (personal and professional) as I continue to investigate what will be my writing style.
Classes begin for the fall semester tomorrow. I am a little anxious, but I am ready to get started so that I can compartmentalize everything that I will need to do to balance my fall work load for both my career and my doctorate course work. I have registered for a professional writing course and a reading research course. I am truly excited about this course work because I feel like I am really learning lots of practical information that I can see myself sharing with the teachers that I coach. (right now it appears that I will have about 18 teachers that I will work with each week as often as I can.)
As it stands now, my two courses will meet every other week on Monday's and Thursday's from 4:30-10:00. I am sure that means that I will have some long exhausting days and will certainly need to keep a good balance between work and school.
This semester will not be easy but I am working toward a goal and this is the next step in me getting there.
Pearl Garden is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M- Commerce. Follow along as she drops "pearls' of literacy and chronicles her pursuit of her Ed. D in Supervision-Curriculum and Instruction- Elementary Education. Just know that these are the ramblings of a doc student and a lot of what you read is a first draft and will go through some rewrites.