I am definitely one of those people who feels compelled to stay "on top of" my work. Now in the world of connectivity, the definition of work has blurred. I go through peaks and valleys feeling caught up and immediately overwhelmed. The volume of available information for language arts teachers, in particular, is nearly unbearable. The feeds on Edmodo, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and other educators' blogs are constantly spouting terrific opportunities and resources. I find myself completely paralyzed at times trying to decide what to follow and review for class and what to ignore. I have so many resources on my Symbaloo bookmarking webmixes (see the Collaborative Learning page on this blog for an example) that I scarcely have a chance to determine when to use them. I have great intentions for my participation in #6connect, a Twitter community of 6th grade classrooms, but struggle to integrate the time needed into classroom activity. This is an issue I have spent many hours evaluating. I can only hope that what I cover and accomplish is enough for now, and that the many activities will have a positive overall impact.
I am a thinker, an analyzer, a searcher of meaning. These are my musings as I piece together my understanding of the world I inhabit.