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
Disjointed Metaphors: Thoughts as I return from Winter Break
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
Where are the Unicorns?
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?
Reflecting on the last 18 months as a Teacher
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
Week 12, Day 60: Elementary? + Next Steps
It's been a couple months since I finished my last extended term sub posting and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised as to a) how much I enjoyed being in the elementary school and b) how much I learned. Indeed the experience was very much humbling and I saw my work there as … Continue reading Week 12, Day 60: Elementary? + Next Steps
Week 1 Day 1: Imposter Syndrome
Today was my first real day as the Library Media Specialist at an elementary school. Two weeks ago, I started a bit early because the librarian I was to be covering for went into labor early. Then we went on break and today was my first day. Today was also the first time I ever … Continue reading Week 1 Day 1: Imposter Syndrome
Haven’t written in a while!
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!
Week 5-7: It’s been a while…
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…
Hidden Curriculum (1): Things I’ve Learned/Experienced So Far
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
Week of 9/3 (First Days of Schools)
I don't know if this is going to be a series, like a weekly thing from my last teaching position, or just something that I write when I have the chance. I do know that if my first week was any indication of how it will be for the future, then I'm always going to … Continue reading Week of 9/3 (First Days of Schools)