First Day Fears and Dreams

I have a lot of friends who are still in the classroom that I know didn’t sleep well last night. It was after all, the night before school started. A few nights ago, even though I’ve been out of the building for two years, I had my own odd series of teaching dilemma dreams interrupting my sleep and keeping me awake for hours. I wasn’t expecting that to happen. I suspect because I had just spent a week with Indiana educators as we wrapped up the Summer of eLearning conferences that I was feeling their excitement about students returning soon. In fact, this week, my Twitter streams have been a blend of folks tweeting out their last summer hurrahs, sharing staff development ah-has, and first-day moments from the many who are already in full swing. I wish everyone a great start to the new year and look forward to reading your back to school posts and tweets.