You Can (and Should?) Have Your Own Blog I have averaged better than fifty posts per year for three straight years. I’m proud of myself. And, yet, I feel like I don’t write posts nearly often enough. I write for me. I use the writing as therapy; as a reflective process; and as a way to document things I have done or learned. […]

Writing – Enjoyable Pastime or Annoying Burden I love to write. I’m not very good at it. I ramble a bit and I use too many commas. For example, I love starting sentences with “for example,.” I also like to start sentences with “then,.” But, the bottom line is, I like to write and I write what words/sentences appear in my […]

I Write For Me – Who Do You Write For? Last week I attended Edcamp Austin. Then I sat down and started writing a post about my day. I didn’t get very far because I wasn’t feeling well and the creative juices just weren’t flowing. So, the next day I started again. I re-read what I had written, fixed typos, wrote a few more […]

Nothing to Write About Today… I really want to write a blog post today. I wanted to write one yesterday.  This past week was pretty busy so I didn’t think about it. But I wanted to write a post last weekend too.  It’s not like I don’t have anything to say about PBL. It’s not like I haven’t read […]

Writing in a STEM Classroom Yesterday my students took final exams in two Project Lead the Way classes:  Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Digital Electronics (DE).  Their exams consisted of a writing prompt with the requirement that they write at least one page, they use introductory and concluding paragraphs, and that they use proper spelling and grammar. For […]