"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman."--J.R.R.Tolkien
It's a classic bait and switch.
I'm struggling with the same issue that I originally wrote about all those years ago when I paired these quotes at the front of my date book/diary/calendar--not enough time.
The house of cards that is my life gets so close to tumbling down every single day I breathe.
What am I not getting to? I'm not getting to twitter. Even though it "only takes five minutes a day," I struggle to spend that five minutes doing PLC's when I haven't had five minutes to go to the bathroom (in a relaxed manner) or eat (without watching every minute on the clock).
It is a sorry excuse because twitter is the MOST fabulous connection tool with which I have had the pleasure to use and share resources. It's insane how much knowledge is out there to make my job easier, simpler and less frustrating.
It's very similar to having a list of life-saving flotation device within grasp of my fingertips, but I can't reach it because if I stop swimming long enough to read it, I'll drown.
The real problem connecting with my PLC is me and my time constraints. I'm working more hours and with more intensity and I still don't have five minutes to check and follow twitter. Yet, I'm not the only one. Teachers are resistant to twitter because it's "one more thing" they have to do to connect. It's one more needle in a pile of needles that have broken more than one teacher in more than one district in more than one state.
I am spinning too many plates now. Adding one more plate requires a reshuffling of all the plates I have going now. Where can I get five minutes? This is the question.
Maybe that can be the subject of my next blog post. :-/ Scheduling 101--the dummy edition for all those who can't get it together ,<---like me and are just playing at being an adult.
Like this XKCD comic so aptly put it...
I'm an 8th grade English teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska, and I'm excited about technology in the classroom.