Today is – so far – the most peaceful day I’ve had this year working as a journalist at the Times Educational Supplement (TES) magazine in London. That’s weird as Wednesday is our weekly press-day, and the other reporters are busy trying to make sure we’ve got the latest news before we go to press this evening. Some are on the phone now, interviewing people and scrawling down notes in short-hand.
But my work for this week’s issue is done – I hope – and for the first time in a few months I feel like I’m not running late for a deadline on an article, or for sending across pages for the mini-magazine I edit (I mentioned this project and @DeputyMitchell’s great work on blogging in it recently: http://ow.ly/9m4zH). So I’ve had an opportunity to clear the huge mess of paper proofs off my desk and actually do some planning for upcoming issues, coming up with ideas for articles I’d like people to write for me about education.
This morning a colleague handed me a copy of a new book about the Flat Classroom movement, one of the approaches to linking schools via the internet. The book’s now under some coffee cups on my desk. Perhaps we should run something about that movement – or at least broader ways schools are now connecting globally? Then I check on this site, and see all the contributions pouring in from all over the world and think “Yeah – there’s something in that…”
Just as I typed that one of the sub-editors came over with a pile of proofs to check and correct for next week’s issue. Oops. Better get back to work.