Three Years of So You Want To Teach? Blogging & Technology by Joel Wagner - February 9, 2010June 30, 20100 I am leaving tomorrow after school to go to the annual Texas Music Educators Association clinic/convention in San Antonio. I’m not taking my laptop with me and won’t be accessing a computer besides my iPhone, so I will be away from blogging for the rest of the week. I don’t want to spend a long time here, but I thought I would note that Thursday marks the third anniversary of So You Want To Teach? This has been a fun project. I’ve learned a whole lot about web development, myself, teaching, and the art of blogging through the building and maintaining of this site. It has become more of a burden than I ever imagined, but I do enjoy the opportunity to share my thoughts with tens of thousands of visitors each month. I’ve learned a lot as a result of the blog and the comments that many of you have posted or emailed. Whereas in months past I would have asked you to leave a comment, I recently realized that comments were beginning to overwhelm me and were draining my time, so I removed comments from my blog. Instead of asking you to leave comments, I’ll kindly ask you to blog, tweet, or Facebook about something that you’ve really enjoyed about SYWTT. Share a link to a particular article you appreciated or to the homepage. Heck, you can Google Buzz about it too if you want. Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.