As you know I am planning a field trip to Schools Without Walls in Rochester for a Tuesday in October. I would like some feedback from all of you who have day jobs! Are you, with enough advance notice, going to be able to take the day off to go on the field trip? I do not want to plan an activity that not everyone can participate in. I think it will be an exciting day so I am eager to hear from you. Comment here.
Also, I gave you my username and password to access the EJ on Tuesday.
Will those of you who have subscribed please check to see if you now have online access (with your own username/password) to the EJ?
Let me know here in the comment section. Thanks!!
I look forward to facilitators’ prompts which should be posted no later than Monday morning to allow all of us access before our class on Tuesday. You can post them at the main page OR you can post them on the facilitators’ page as “comment.” The latter option does keep them all in one place? We can try that out for a week or so and see how it works.
Note that prompts posted on Tuesday often go unread by folks who work all day and cannot read the blog. Bloggers cannot read and comment on last minute prompts/others’ comments in a timely manner which is before class.
Posts/comments on the week’s readings/discussions are welcome after the class but seem less likely. I note that there’s not been much follow up to our Tuesday night discussions.
I recommend frontloading the reading so that you are able to post by Sunday night and I also expect follow up on the blog after class discussions. Thanks for your consideration. Our goal is for all of us to be members of an active blogging community. To that end, I have invited Bob Yagelski to join us in discussion next week. You are reading his chapter on English Education for 9/11. He will be checking in to comment on posts.
For an example of an active blogging community, check out this link and its content–very relevant to what we were talking about on Tuesday night. NOTE the comments at the end of the long post. Now that’s an active community! Why don’t you add yours!
I look forward to reading more posts on our blog. Remember, sign your posts. KES