I must confess that somewhere along the way last year I lost my energy, and a good deal of enthusiasm, for the job. I got tired, I got busy, I got drained...and more and more often I felt like I was fighting a losing battle trying to do things I saw no way of ever achieving.
I guess it's been good timing then that I've had the opportunity to take some leave in 2011. I'm taking the time to refocus my thinking about my profession - at heart I am still a teacher and I can't imagine being anything else. However, I do want to be the passioante teacher I was in another 10 years which means I need to reflect and recommit to that vision.
As I refocus, reflect and recommit to making those oh so important connections, I hope to start blogging here a little more.