I decided in my elementary school days that I wanted to be a teacher. When I finally entered the classroom as a teacher years later, I knew that I had found a vocation.
As a classroom teacher, I worked to create a culture in my classroom where teaching and learning would be a shared endeavor, where teacher and student alike would feel comfortable to teach and learn from each other. Moreover, I wanted students to have choice–to set goals, develop their own inquiry independently or in collaboration with others, determine how to demonstrate their understanding, and communicate progress toward their goals. We would be a community of learners who support each other by seeking resources to help each other, posing questions to promote deeper thinking and problem solving, and being willing to learn and teach each other. And we would not be bound by our classroom.
Now as a Project Manager at the district level, I work with curriculum teams to develop K-12 district curriculum and to provide professional learning. And I am still learning and building that culture of learning.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I look forward to learning with and from all of you because I am not done learning.