I hope you’ve all had a great summer. Mine has been thrilling, terrifying and exhausting, all on a small domestic scale. You will hear about some of it in the coming weeks. The upshot: school begins on Monday, and I am neither refreshed nor enthusiastic, but I am nothing if not dogged, so I am lacing up my boots and printing up my course outlines.
I AM looking forward to communicating with you all again, so, beginning Monday, I will return to regular posting! Once again, I will post on Mondays and Thursdays, but I am going to shake things up a bit.
Mondays will bring a current post on the events in Siobhan’s teaching life and/or the thoughts in Siobhan’s teaching brain. On Thursdays, I will dig into the archives and re-publish a post I love that has disappeared from view, possibly with small edits and additions.
Look for the following new posts in the coming weeks:
- Things I Learned From Buying a House
- A commentary on Paul Tough’s new book, How Children Succeed (a previous post, “Fail Better,” explored an excerpt published last year)
- Thoughts on introversion, and on Susan Cain’s book on the subject
- More advice, solicited and non-, from Auntie Siobhan (send me your questions!)
- …and of course, much much more.
As ever, I welcome your suggestions of topics. Post them in the comments here, or visit this page to contact me. And happy new school year! See you on Monday.
Image by Dave Dyet