Crisis Over!

Thank you to those who held my hand these past five days. Each comment took me closer to understanding what was happening. I wasn’t even aware of it, but since its inception the forum was starting to split and thus water down the discussion here on the blog. I thought that it was about a loss of focus due to the group getting too big but it was just the forum. We can’t have two main events happening here. The forum is secondary. Useful, but not the main discussion on this site.

Now I am asking everyone to keep commenting here on the blog. Don’t hold back. Keep the mojo dialed in right here on the blog. No comment is too small to be relegated to the back yard. The blog is the family room. The forum is the backyard. It doesn’t mean we don’t want to go back there now and again to see if we can help (especially new) people, but bring your thoughts to the family room, sit down, prop up your feet and set a spell.

I feel so much better!

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4 thoughts on “Crisis Over!”

  1. Word! You are so right. I really enjoy the discussion here and your insight. I go back to old article and read and reread. You know, it’s just like our kids. We want them to be attentive and give feed back. You and we want that too. You send out articles and you want to know if they are being read with a high level o f engagement. I totally get that. We need to give feedback and hash out ideas. The other stuff, while important comes with time and practice. Hard to remember when we feel like we are struggling.

  2. This tags on what jen said. This is big work. This is no game for the fainthearted. Most of it will be a struggle, because the change is that big, that profound. We have to accept that. This won’t be easy, which fact gives us no reason to shy away from it. Why? Because of the kids and because of ourselves. We can have real careers doing this. That’s worth the daily struggle. It does get better, and on some days we feel as if we have stepped onto another, happier planet.

  3. SHould I post this here? Dunno– I met a Canadian colleague, Sarah Beth Hogg, from mission school district, at the Blaine conf in Portland. She attended the workshop thurs and fri, and yesterday– Monday– started TPRS with her gr 7 and 8 French classes! Woot! Mark my words, this woman is gonna be a C.I. force of nature, and I’ve pointed her at this blog. For her the forum will be esp useful as this palce is so huge and sprawling that the forum will allow more focused discussion for ppl’s specific questions.

    Ben I also love your entries, rambles, methods, ideas etc. Keep both blog and forum please!

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