20 Time – Post #2

So, it’s time for a little update on how the 20 Time projects are going. Most of my students have done really well, but a few of them seem to still be determined to do the least amount of work possible – even though they chose a topic they were supposedly passionate about. This has been disappointing, but the kids who are into it are REALLY into it, so that makes up for the others.

The update for each of my own projects follows.

1st Period: My running attempt started off fairly strong as my free app bossed me around, telling me when to walk and when to run. However, at the beginning of the second week, the “free” part of the app ended and I needed to purchase the full version to keep going. At that point, I switched to the original C25K (Couch to 5K) app and paid for the full version. Unfortunately, what little momentum I had was sapped due to shin splints, and I haven’t attempted running in two weeks. 😦 My goal is to start again this weekend.

2nd Period: A local friend of mine (Angela) put me in touch with a friend of hers (Paige) that currently lives in New York City, so I was able to speak with Paige about what it was like to move to NYC from Texas. She was able to live with friends for four months and then found a great job to help pay for her living expenses. I don’t have any connections like that, so I need to look into where I could actually afford to live. I’m also interested in beginning graduate school, so I’m researching the programs at Columbia University and NYU.

3rd Period: I’ve created a Facebook business page called Liberty Lane Goods, but I still need to add pictures. Finding time and good lighting to take pictures of my crafts has been difficult. Hopefully, I can do that tonight or tomorrow and make the site live by Sunday.

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20 Time – Post #1

With lots of help from all over the web (like here, here, and especially here), my classes and I are delving into the 20 Time experience this week!

Since I teach three classes, I am attempting a different 20 Time project for each class. My goal for 1st Period is to run a mile without stopping; I will use the Couch to 5K app on my phone each week and post my stats on this blog. For 2nd Period’s project, I am researching how to move to New York City. In 3rd Period, my 20 Time goal is to create a Facebook Business page for my crafts.

Successfully completing all three projects may be unlikely, but I love to remind my students that I don’t ask them to do things I am unwilling to do. So, it seems worthwhile to at least try to complete all three. Wish me luck!