(The latest addition to observation journals.)
Today I realized that I have a lot of “observation notebooks and journals.” I have my own notebook, then one from nerd camp, then one for ID, then ones for classes. Why is it that we have so many different separate journals? Isn’t one of the things we are suppose to be observing (if you can really have observations you are suppose to observe) is how life all mixes together; how these boxes and boundaries set up by humans can be broken down? What if teachers collaborated so that students had one observation journal that we used for multiple classes? What if we bridged the gap between classes by bringing them together through our daily observations?
I would love a place to keep everything together. I don’t particularly enjoy the idea of having multiple places to right down odd, sporadic thoughts, because then they become less of a spontaneous thing, and it is harder to keep track of.