First things first, I don’t really consider myself a writer. Sure, I can teach specific writing techniques to my second and third graders and can even craft a pretty decent essay, but when it comes down to the actual process of writing, it takes me a long time to get my thoughts down exactly the way I want them. Please be patient.
What I really am is a student. I know it sounds cliché to say I’m a “life-long learner,” but at my very core, that’s who I am. A few years ago, I came across a phrase (credited to Michelangelo) that I’ve used as a mantra in my teaching career: Ancora Imparo (“I am still learning”). This phrase is posted in my classroom as a reminder to my students that we all have a right and an obligation to learn new ideas on a daily basis and reflect on our work. So, that’s why I’m here.
I’m hoping this blog will focus and challenge my teaching practice while helping me maintain balance, process new information, and stretch my creativity. If I can connect with other like-minded educators through this process, well, that’d be pretty awesome, too. I try to live each day doing what I love, and loving what I do. Thank you for joining me on this quest.