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New Job and First Day of School Jitters

September 8, 2013


The first day of school always brings on the jitters, it doesn’t fail; year after year after year.  I love that feeling of a new school year: I loved it as a  student and as a teacher (although truth be told, there was certainly a lot of anxiety as a teacher).  I don’t think I’ve […]

Education should draw large circles, not small (pt. 2 – practical application-doing service)

August 18, 2012


Last week I wrote about some philosophical underpinnings I have about why I teach and some of the values I bring to my practice.  The post was titled, Education should draw large circles, not small (pt. 1- philosophical underpinnings).  I’ve also been thinking about how that can be applied to the classroom and school setting. […]

It’s that time of year once again…

August 15, 2012


Every year around this time of the summer I wake up and go to bed nauseous. I want to throw up. Every day. It’s that time of year where you know the school year is approaching, it’s always on my mind in some capacity and, in some sick way, I look forward to this feeling. […]