Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a number of different companies in different capacities along side of my teaching job. I’ve spoken at all sorts of conferences, managed online communities, written articles and created packages of lesson plans ( among others). Each of these has been a challenge in their own way.
For the past 15 months or so, I’ve been working for Printrbot as their education coordinator. Writing blog posts, looking after social media, managing loaner programs, and just generally trying to help out teachers and educators who have been working to bring the exploding technology of 3D printing into their learning spaces. It’s been a lot of fun being involved with a new technology just as it begins to take hold in schools. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from this time.
But I’ve decided to leave it behind. Actually, this has nothing to do with Printrbot at all. Honestly, I’ve worked for a lot of people over the years, but Brook Drumm and the entire company he is building are a class act. Open, innovative and transparent. They know what their company is about. They are doing things right.
But along with teaching middle school full time ( which is enough to make you claw out your eyes some days), I’m also in formation to become an ordained Roman Catholic deacon. A four year process, which I’ve finished one year of, this is taking more and more of my time. It wasn’t fair to Printrbot to try to balance all of those things.
So I’m a free agent again. As ten years of blogging shows, I’m not usually short on opinions so l this space will grow to become more active again.