Looking back on the progress of this blog, all several entries this semester, I am not surprised at myself. I see that I began my first couple posts ambitiously, delving into what I think are some meaty social justice education issues, really relating my post to the assigned readings for that week. As the weeks progressed (and I forgot a few entries…oops), I seem to have strayed away from guided posts about the readings to inquisitive and observational posts about social studies and cultural concepts as related to my own life and the students I teach/will teach one day. For me, this type of reflection is almost more helpful than trying to make sure what I write is indicative of my ability to read an assigned chapter or article. It places no limits on my stream of thought, and allows me to take concepts we talk about and discover in class in whatever direction is applicable to my own life, my classroom, my mood… I like this style of blog, and I may in fact continue it into next semester student teaching, and even stray away from the CI 448 component, you know? I have never kept a blog before (except for a week-long experiment into the fitness-tumblr-world), but it is an interesting way to log and articulate my thoughts, considering that others may (or may not) see it.