Summer Vaction Is Over, School Has Begun

I took the rest of the summer off from blogging and webcasting. I was so exhausted I didn’t even post a goodbye post. But here is my welcome back post. As are all the other teachers, I am working to learn all my new students’ names, get my classrooms set up and get my roll book ready. I also coach soccer so I have been working with my team for a few weeks now (preseason).

The beginning of school can be tough for ed tech folks as we have been working feverishly all summer to get the entire school ready tech-wise. Teachers come back refreshed and ready to go and most of us have bags under our eyes. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had any time to relax, I certainly found some. I spent a week in Belize snorkeling, scuba diving, visiting Mayan ruins, sailing, swimming and just plain relaxing. Scary that I was diving with sting rays (and nurse sharks, see pic below) a few short weeks before Steve Irwin was killed by a sting ray.

I am looking forward to the start of a new school year and a star of the new webcasting season. We are trying to figure out our final weekly schedule, but Alex and I did our first show on Friday. As soon as I know the weekly times for our show, I will post them. In the mean time, grab the RSS feed and plug it into your iTunes or other podcast software.

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arvind s. grover

I am a progressive educator, a podcaster (, a blogger, and dean of faculty of JK-11 school (building a high school) in New York City.