Experiences of a Second Grade Teacher

First you must know something about me to understand my teaching. I’m curious about why things are the way they are; why some people take risks and others don’t. What will humans be doing in 200 years?How does culture or school climate influence us? Then there are the “what if” questions. What if it were possible to create an environment that truly meets the needs of diverse learners? What if we could see 50 years into the future? Would that change the way we teach radically ?

Secondly, I have a strong need to be creative. I’m not sure why but my best ideas come at the last minute and are definitely not in the little square boxes of lesson planners. Connections are made across the curriculum, into the community and beyond. My mind is forever active.

That isn’t necessarily a good thing all the time, but it’s true.

Another thing about me is my whole world view that neglects some details like writing down the exact barcode numbers of a book I checked out of the school library. I drive the technical person crazy when I don’t submit an app request correctly. I think you get the idea.

So this is a little bit about me. Of course there is lots more so I will end this very first blog post by recanting my Twitter profile page: wife, mother, creative, technology teacher, love to travel, elementary, and passionate about life!