Long Term Hiatus

I started this blog about two years ago. And today, I am going to sign off for a long while.

When I started this project, my daughter was 6 months old, didn’t really move around, napped a whole bunch, and fell asleep early. I also didn’t really have many extra-curricular activities at my school – I had done Students Run Los Angeles twice, but I was injured and had decided to stop running long distances for good. Somewhere in there, I found time to write, and found it refreshing and fun.

But today, my life is different. My daughter is two and half; she has a very active lifestyle and has more friends than I have. I also advise the MESA program at my school and coach the Science Bowl team. I’m also trying to get all my credits for salary points, which takes up a surprising amount of my time. And in two months time, we are going to have another baby.

I’d also like to focus more on my students. I want to take my teaching to the next level, and with all of these personal things happening at the same time, something has got to give.

So I have to find a way to take back some of my time.  Some day, maybe in six months or a year or two, I may return to this project. But for now, I’m putting it to rest. Let’s call it a long-term hiatus.

I may post from time to time about Donor’s Choose projects which I am fund raising for (like the one I have up right now). And if I find the time, or if I am angry enough about something, I may still write a post. Feel free to submit a message to me in the contact section – I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Thank you for reading. I have enjoyed sharing my crazy with you. Happy Holidays.

2 Replies to “Long Term Hiatus”

  1. I understand why you are taking a hiatus, but I am really going to miss this blog! Your insights and data analysis prompted a lot of discussion among me and my clients involved in education reform. Good luck with everything! I’m hoping you’ll be back sooner rather than later.

  2. Like others I will miss your transparency and reflection. Your students, families and practitioners appreciate your work and the humor of your findings. I especially appreciate the data that looks at both charters and traditional schools! Well done!

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