I wrote this in November but it still holds true and posting it here now. Forgive me for the delay. I recently met with Foreign Language teachers in our high school who are such hard working professionals and who go above and beyond for their students everyday. I could see and hear the exhaustion, the […]
I love the idea by Jon Gordon of creating one word for the year instead of New Year’s resolutions, many of which get lost or forgotten after a couple of weeks. This is my first #oneword year and I am EXCITED to use it throughout the year. When thinking about my word and goals for […]
Hopeful and Determined
As the political protests unfold in response to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, I reflect on my role in the anti-racism movement. I am a white mother of young children and educator (formally a social studies teacher). Although social justice issues pushed me to major in history and social […]
Promoting Online Risk-Taking
Personal Risk-Taking I wouldn’t say I’m a big risk taker in life or someone that loves a thrill. I’ve always been a cautious person weighing and taking in a situation before acting. I went skiing for the first time a couple years ago and I was petrified. I love traveling and always wanted to study […]
As teachers emotionally pack up their classrooms to close out the year, they are still creating connections and personal ways to celebrate the time with their students.
Although this pandemic has brought so much “new” to the teaching world, it has also brought us back to the basics of what’s important in education and why we do what we do.