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Start of the semester

It seems proper to bookend my rather sporadic blogging by posting a binary title for you. In any case, as you might imagine, I've been rather busy this first month-and-a-half of spring semester 2008. Mostly I've been dealing a great deal with class stuff. I've been out of the classroom for nearly two years due to professional, campus, and Student Writing Center commitments, save working with tutor education, and I was feeling a bit rusty at first. It wasn't that I didn't know what I was doing--I am pretty diligent, some might say obsessive about class planning, but I did feel a bit out-of-sorts since it seemed all new to me again. In all I was a bit nervous about that feeling, but then I fell into enjoying it again. I also realized I needed to review my teaching style to reach this particular group of students. They are a bright group who have an interesting perspective on things.

In any case, that's why the long silence.

In other news, I've gone all out, and in true fashion, completely contradicted myself about the facebook.com issue. I've found that there are literally thousands of SLCC students active on facebook, and many, many peer writing tutors in writing centers. I have, therefore, created a facebook group for PeerCentered. It already has quite a few members, although there is not much activity. We'll see. It is, however, the most interest the PeerCentered concept has ever received in its many permutations.

I don't feel too badly in taking this thing to facebook: if that is where people are, then so be it.

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