The semester is finally winding down and the students are all in a panic about finals and final projects. Teachers on the other hand are furiously grading work in an attempt to have all of the grades finished and ready to turn in on the last day of classes. No one really wants to be tied down once the class work is over. For me the end of the semester is generally spent listening to several hours of student generated audio and reading through some original short stories by my writing class.
I am hoping that I can convince a couple of students to allow me to publish their audio. There are a few that stand out and if you are interested in Japan, I think you’ll like them. We’ll see. They have to volunteer and there is little I am allowed to do to coerce them 🙂
With the summer here/coming up I have a few things on my plate. I am going to try to get my dissertation work all proposalated and the study run. I am going to try to get one more paper together for publication. I am going to try to get my youtube channel back up and going, as well as get the ol’ podcast renewed so we can make it to 100. And, if I can get 30 minutes together all at the same time, a vacation would be nice. That last one isn’t really likely though.
I have a series of rants about Education in Japan that I am in the process of combing through and hope to have those come out in August. I am slowly working through some of the parts over on twitter, so if you are interested, you may want to follow me 🙂
On the upside, the “book”/”pamphlet” is done, approved and should be appearing shortly on amazon. I am thrilled that it worked and can say that without createspace.com it wouldn’t have happened. They are awesome. Now that said. I do not recommend buying the “book”/”pamphlet” at all. It is a re-purposed paper on the ADDIE model and I’d feel a little guilty about taking your $10. (Even though I only get about a quarter of that.) Ok, so I’d feel a little guilty, but I would get over it. 😀 But remember, I warned you. It’s really really thin. Ohhh, maybe I should do an audio book…. any thoughts?
Alright. Stuff to finish, so I’ll catch you soon. with an actual article.
Oh, Huge thanks to Olga for pointing out that I haven’t updated since the earthquake. I believe I may still have a refrigerator magnet around somewhere…. I’ll catch you over there.
You all stay out of trouble,