I started this blog five years ago when I first started my professional educational career at a summer boarding school in Indiana. Five years later, I'm starting my sixth year in Cambridge Public Schools, my second year as an official licensed-to-be Instructional Technology Specialist. I came into education thinking I would be a high school … Continue reading Five Years Later
Triage: the process of determining the most important people or things from amongst a large number that require attention. (Google) Cruise Control: also known as speed control, cruise command, autocruise, or tempomat) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle (Google) Every year between Fall Break (which tends to be around … Continue reading Disjointed Metaphors: Thoughts as I return from Winter Break
I was recently asked to do an assignment for a graduate program I'm attending, where I was to describe my teaching philosophy and then provide evidence through academic journals, texts, etc. I added the usual Freire, Baldwin, Apple, and then added some Delpit and Hammond, but as I was doing my research, I became struck … Continue reading Where are the Unicorns?
How has the last 18 months changed you as an educator? Have your priorities shifted? Do you have a new focus or north star? I was asked this at a professional development at the beginning of the school year and I've been writing this reflection ever since then. 18 months ago, in March of 2020, … Continue reading Reflecting on the last 18 months as a Teacher
I know, I neglected this blog since leaving Culver, and I haven't shared about the amazing things that have happened since. From attending Tufts University and finding the most amazing school to work at, to finding a church and a fellowship community that has changed my life. I hope to write more, I hope to … Continue reading Haven’t written in a while!
There are two types of people in this world. Those who eat to live and those who live to eat. I live to eat (which is pretty evident based on my physical appearance and other attributes), and since I started going to college, I've also dabbled in cooking. Some context: my parents both love to … Continue reading Cooking Adventures! (1) Butter & Soy Sauce
Wow, I feel bad for not updating this blog for a long time. I guess, on the one hand it's good that I'm busy in both school and my classes (school meaning student teaching versus classes meaning Tufts). On the other, I did hope to write more and be consistent with my writing. Every week … Continue reading Week 5-7: It’s been a while…
I've been thinking about writing this post for a while. It's been so much fun teaching and working with students, and through these experiences, I've learned a great deal. Some are from my classes and the readings that I've been engaging in, but also just the experiences I've had in the classroom. I want to … Continue reading Hidden Curriculum (1): Things I’ve Learned/Experienced So Far
Today officially marks my eighth day in Boston. This post is not so much of introspective deep contemplation but rather just rambling and a collection of thoughts. I don't know why but I feel it's appropriate in some form to express some thoughts as I actually begin classes and even begin going to my school … Continue reading T-Minus Day 1
HELLO! I recognize that it's been a while since I wrote something. I apologize, but I have a good reason! I've been getting settled into my new home in Boston. For those who aren't in the know, I'm currently about to embark on a one year Masters program to get a Masters in Teaching as … Continue reading Starting Something New!