Thursday, August 25, 2011

Balancing Act

teaching day 2

teaching day 2
works cited: thrifted skirt; UO belt and flats; loft blouse; bag from etsy

Last night I went to a DC blogger event which, after my initial social shyness subsided, was pretty fun. The best part was congregating on the sidewalk outside afterward talking to a bunch of other blogger-teachers/students (Amy, Maria, Gina, Hannah) who were so smart and lovely and grounded. I didn't get a chance to get any photos of what I wore there or the event itself (whoops) but this is what I'm wearing today for my second day of being an invisible online teacher. Guess I still can't break the habit of dressing like I'm in the classroom.
P.S. A few people asked me to write more about online teaching--I would love to talk about it via email if anyone would like--and spare anyone who is not interested my long rambling thoughts about pedagogy.

21 comments:

Bad Taste Toast said...

CUUTE bicycle tote bag! :)

Liz said...

Hope you had fun at the event! I had to miss it because of a meeting at work! :)
Cute outfit! Enjoy your time in DC!

DiamondsandTulle said...

I LOVE that vintage skirt!
Interesting thought about online teachers. It's kind of weird to think your teacher is out there somewhere if you never meet them right?

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

How fun! I have yet to go to any sort of blogger meet up but I'd love to! Your skirt is lovely! And I love your simple flats.

RebeccawithanR

Janessa said...

could you please blog forever? your posts make me happy and my outfits awesomer.

Celynne said...

I took an online sci-fi literature class back in college that was pretty awesome. We had one in-class session to meet our teacher. He was bald and had black thick-rimmed glass and a Star-Wars tie. I liked to imagine he dressed like that at home too :p

SIENA.STYLE said...

i love your skirt!!
kisses from prague and have a great day!
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

But some of us would love the longwinded pedagogy talk.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

BiblioMOMia said...

I think Maria has pics!

You looked lovely in the blue dress, and you look lovely today. Awesome pattern on the skirt, especially with the wide black belt.

Can't wait to see you again soon!

chillairandperfume said...

I spent the past two years in an English MA program and taught Freshman English courses as well. I decided to move and go a different post-graduate route, but I'm missing teaching now that everyone is starting up again!

I also recently started a blog, and I'd love if you (as a kindred nerdy spirit)could take a look sometime: chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'd bet I speak for many when I say I'd love to see you blog about your thoughts on online teaching.

Deni said...

cute outfit, hun!


xx
deni

The Jones said...

Cute tote bag.

Isn't it funny how much school sticks with you even when you're not actually there? This is my first fall in YEARS to not start school...and all I can say is, I'm excited to make it to grad school next year!

<3 Cambria
www.jupefashion.blogspot.com

E said...

Hey! i'm sorry I missed it! I would love to meet you! Hope you're liking the area :-)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

E--too bad you weren't there, but maybe next time?? i'd love to meet you in person!

janessa--thank you for your lovely note! you're too kind.

G. said...

It was so nice meeting you last night! You're even more adorable in person! :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

G--you're too kind! and the same to you; it was such a pleasure!

anonymous--thank you so much! i'll consider it; i'm just nervous about boring the non-teachers/non-interested because i can get so passionate/on a hobby horse about it. i really appreciate your input.

Shakespeare's Feminine Ending said...

Tania, you should go ahead and post on Online Teaching. There's a lot of us who read your blog for stuff like this. If other readers find it boring, then they can gloss over it and comment on your skirts!

Hannah said...

I ditto what Shakespeare's Feminine Ending said: I'd love to hear about online teaching, and those that are less interested can just skip to the purdy pictures.

It was so great to meet you! As Amy said, you are even cuter in person! So excited for the next meet-up, now that I know a few more people and won't have to spend the first half hour wandering around pretending to look at clothes and feeling awkward, haha.

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

Tania! You look darling. I love your skirt.
Dear, my graduation research is about long distance learning. I need information about student's profile (characteristics) and I also need to interview a tutor/ online teacher. I'd love to do this research with you. What do you think? xoxo

Rin said...

That skirt is sooo pretty!

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