I remember all of those education classes I took in college…. Actually, that is not exactly true. I remember taking a number of education classes, but, to be honest, they all sort of blend together in my mind. I remember many of them required twenty hours of classroom observations over winter and spring breaks followed … Continue reading Your Philosophy of Education and Why It Matters
Physical Space: Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment
Grafton High School, Room 205 1998-2012 For the first eighteen years of my teaching career, Room 205 was my home. It was a traditional high school classroom. Student desks were lined up in six rows, each with five seats. The teacher desk was in the front of the room and, eventually when the school became … Continue reading Physical Space: Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment
Why I Teach High School English….
B204: 2012-Present Sometimes students will ask me about how, when, and/or why I decided to become a high school English teacher. That’s when I tell them about Mrs. Cangi. Mrs. Cangi was an amazing teacher, one I was lucky enough to have for French. I walked into her class in seventh grade knowing nothing about … Continue reading Why I Teach High School English….