Learning to surf!
99% of the feedback from my peers and instructors suggested I learn to surf for my 20% project. Most of the reasoning offered was that this project, besides being something I find completely interesting, will also nudge me out of my comfort zone and involve some authentic learning. I value that observation because we ask our students to venture out of their comfort zones all of the time, and I think it will be good for me to do the same.
I am excited and nervous to learn how to surf, but once I commit, I commit- so here goes!
I've started to gather some online resources to get me started. Here's a list of what I've come up with so far:
Links to blogs and websites:
Mushburger surf blogs
Surfer Magazine blogs
The Inertia: Surfing's Definitive Online Community
Club of The Waves (surf culture)
A You Tube video playlist of instructional videos for learning to surf