I have decided to work part time next year after working full time for over a decade. And everybody knows working full time is really more than full time. I'm hoping to finsh writing my thesis in 2007 and so I will welcome the extra thinkling, reading and writing time. I love my time in the classroom a lot, but I have realised my limitations during this year when I have been trying to do too much. We will only have one child at school (after a time having five children being educated) so if I can't afford to go part time now I never will. And it's in a good cause too. Imagine how much extra time I'll be able to give to blogging! And even though it's hard, I'm still enjoying second semester.
On another topic, Arvind and Alex have set up a learning community coming out of the Worldbridges community using Elgg called
Educationbriges Teachers collaborating with Teachers which looks like it's got potential. There are a lot of communities springing up now in the edublogosphere which goes to show how social we all are, I think.
And finally I really loved this interview with Etienne Wenger on Communities of Practice which I found over at Headspace. I can't get over how much there is to learn.