Sunday, February 5, 2012
Here goes nothing...
I have been considering beginning a blog about my experiences teaching, learning, and the general state of public education in the United States for a long time. I have finally been pushed to actually do it by some of my colleagues and a course I am enrolled in on educational technology.
So, to begin… I figured I would introduce myself and my vision for what you will find here. I have been teaching for 12 years at an affluent suburban high school outside of Chicago. I grew up not too far from where I am currently teaching with three younger brothers. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University and majored in history with minors in German and secondary education. From there I began teaching high school social studies. I have two masters degrees and am now working on my doctorate in curriculum and instruction. I teach because it is what I love, the best part of every day is when I am in my classroom and working with my students.
So… now to blog… some of these posts will be identified as “Blog Post 1, 2, etc…” These posts are part of the educational technology course that I am in right now. Some of the posts will just be made as part of my own professional development and learning.