So, I might not have the same job next year. (Link opens PDF.)
Whether or not it happens, I have been thinking a bit about my little corner of the internet and its effects on my chances of getting hired. I know some bloggers use assumed names so they just don't ave to worry about that. Too late for me, since last I checked googling the quite common name of "Aaron Smith" got me this result.
It is my hope, my dream, that schools with the right idea about both the arts and technology will see my ramblings here and think I am someone worth keeping in their employ.
I am also hopeful (though slightly less so) that the opposite is true - that schools with the wrong attitude towards the arts and technology will look upon my works and despair (sorry, couldn't resist the literary reference) write me off as someone they wouldn't want. But then, somehow I doubt those kinds of schools would bother looking at my website in the first place.
But mostly, I'm hoping that I don't have to look for a job in the first place. It is a big scary world out there and I've yet to recieve my renewed teaching certificate (completed the last requirement in December) in the mail. I know I was thinking of changing careers, but for some reason now does not seem the time for risk taking.