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I’ve decided I need some advice. I seem to have writer’s block and can’t bring myself to write anything for my blog. I didn’t have this problem while I was still a classroom teacher. There was always something interesting going on to share. But now that I’ve retired and don’t have my classroom experiences to inspire me, my muse is gone. I enjoyed sharing strategies and insights, and my success and failures in the classroom hoping someone would find what I said useful. I liked that what I wrote was grounded in my teaching practice.
Now I am no longer practicing teaching but I am working on my MEd (life long learning). I’ve learned lots of interesting things I could share. I’m inspired by what I’ve been learning in the courses I’m taking and regret that I can’t try what I’ve learned in my teaching practice. I’ve taught for almost 30 years and am quite content to move on from teaching teenagers to indulge myself in my other passions such as growing orchids, gardening, walking along the Credit River, and reading.
I guess since my life has taken a different direction since March when I retired from being a classroom teacher so it makes sense my blog might take on a different direction as well. I’m thinking I could discuss what I’m learning in my MEd courses as well as what I’ve been learning online from others. I could still share new insights and strategies even though I would not be able to test them myself.
I would appreciate any suggestions you can give me about getting over my writer’s block or what directions my blog could take now that I’m no longer teaching.
PS. I feel better now that I’ve asked for help.