I teach Intermediate and Advanced English Language Development (ELD) . This is my twenty-fifth and final year of teaching. I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels, most recently middle school.
Since I am a teacher researcher and like to write articles about what happens in my classroom, I decided to approach my newest new teaching venture (middle school) with the mind of an inquirer. It was brutal at first. I wished for a way to claw my way out of there! But time changes us. I now feel I wouldn’t want to teach any other level. I think middle school is kind of like a sacred trust. The kids are so fragile as they pass out of childhood and into adolescence. I’m honored to travel this journey with them, and hope I can somehow ease the way a little.
Outside of school, I’m an avid photographer. I’m trying to see the story in the photos I take, and I do believe they are getting a little better because of it. Like anything, it’s all a process of development.
Enough about me. I hope you enjoy the blog. I’d love to hear from you, so feel welcome to leave a comment!