An experienced teacher's balancing act both to keep up with the times and to keep his sanity.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
New start, or false start?
Coming in from the cold! (my photo)
As you can tell from my previous post, it's been a while since I've maintained this blog. In that interval, I've been tempted to delete it. Still, I've always liked to keep a record of where I've been, and perhaps this will turn into such a record for my educational journey. Right now, my educational journey takes me through the Connex12 conference at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. So far, I've learned a lot, and I've taken copious notes which will keep me busy through the summer. My immediate motivation for attending this conference is that iPads are being introduced into my Montessori mixed-grade 4th and 5th grade class at the Barrie School next year. I'm thinking that this blog might just be a record of how that goes as well.
I am a Montessori Upper Elementary teacher at the Barrie School, a small, nonsectarian, private school in Silver Spring, Maryland. I've been teaching for 18 years and counting. I've also taught in Barrie's Middle School as a 6th and 7th grade Humanities teacher. This is my second career, after ten years in government. I'm making a effort to re-start this blog after an absence of some time as a personal reflection on education.