Alternately known as What Do You Mean, You Don’t Know What You’re Doing?
Yes…you read that right.
I was recently blessed to attend a wonderful convention in my state at my old university. I met up with a few of my classmates and professors and had a wonderful time. (I also live tweeted the conferences – two different conferences, two days, two speakers and with a bit of drama involved – but that’s another blog post!). In one of my conversations with a friend of mine (Hi Janna!) I was talking about some experiences I had at the #ASHA12 conference in Atlanta.
Part of that conversation was how incredibly overwhelmed I felt at the conference. Not because of the conference itself, it wasn’t my first ASHA conference, I fully expected the seemingly millions (okay thousands) of attendees, long lines, messed up bathrooms, and all of that. I felt overwhelmed for a completely different reason…because I was a fake. Continue reading
Also known as Adventures in Oh No…I Made Her Cry!
Yep…I’m not ashamed to admit it. I made a student cry…the first time I saw her this school year. *sigh* But really…it wasn’t my fault. Well, okay…it was…sort of.
One of the activities that I do at the beginning of the year is a “get to know you” activity. You know one of those fill in the blank worksheets that you can do with your students. It tells all about likes/dislikes/familymembers/bad habits…whatever. They are innocent…safe…and somewhat fun-like activities…right? Right? Wrong… Continue reading
Have you ever been working with the iPad and your articulation app had the wrong word to go with the picture? Or what about the time we discussed on twitter whether the audio on a word sample for an app had the schwa at the end of the sound… and all you can think about is how lame that is? How you could do it better? … yeah..me too.
No, not that kind of avoiding!
When people ask me what I do I tell them “I play games all day long.” When people ask me if I like my job, I reply “Of course, I get to play games all day long.”
Periodically we all have days where we realize there are things we don’t know. Sometimes it’s because we bury our head in the sand and don’t want to know and sometimes it’s because we have no frame of reference… I’m sure there’s other reasons too but let’s keep it positive, okay?