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Weekend Wrapup 09/10/07

1279051_giftLife remains busy, but I still seem to find time to get around to this post each week. If nothing more, at least there’s something. I’m taking volunteers to guest blog over here during the busy months of September and October. As we get further into the month, things will do nothing but speed up in the band directing world…

Ed U. Cater writes about how much he misses last year’s students: A New Kind of Teaching Position. He writes of how much respect her has for us middle school teachers. I’m glad to make him proud. I just remind myself that elective teachers have the opportunity to kick the miscreants out and make them office aides or whatever else if they don’t work with us. It’s one of the many job perks I have!

We can all use a lesson in gratitude. Matthew K. Tabor (whose blog I recently discovered) was the most recent recipient of Eric’s Wednesday Website Edublogger Chalkboard Award. His recent article on appreciation is once such lesson. Thanks Matthew!

Even before reading that article, on Saturday I rearranged some stuff on my site and moved the graphic for Eric’s award up to the top of the sidebar. RepairKit did the same thing.

Miss! says that Things Are Good. She’s one of the fortunate people who get to start school even later than we did in Texas this year. By the end of the week, she was able to Just Breathe. She just started her blog last Monday, but it’s good stuff. I recommend going there, leaving her lots of comments, and then coming back here and commenting on this blog thanking me for sending you to her. :)

Finally, My Education Junction points us to an awesome contest with great prize packages by logo guru David Airey. It is well worth checking out if you have a blog.

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) 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. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.