Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]
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Here is what they don’t tell you in doctoral programs: writing is hard. For almost 3 years I have been taking 900-level courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods, national and international education systems, curriculum design, faculty personnel, higher education historical developments, and other advanced content classes. Before that, I worked on my master’s degree […]
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The beginning of December. I can feel the heaviness in my step, hear the annoyance in my voice, and see the lack of creativity in my lessons. Welcome to three weeks before winter break. A time when teachers are counting the days left before their schools close for winter recess. As teachers, we are trained […]
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As many of you know, I enrolled in my PhD program back in spring of 2014. Since then, I’ve been taking three classes per semester to fulfil my graduation requirements, teaching full time, and serving on various school and university committees. And although all my coursework is complete (YAY), I now find myself on a […]
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Dear colleagues, Congratulations to some of you that have already started your 2016-2017 school year. I can’t wait to go back. September 1st is my first day back, with me meeting my students on September 6th. In the meantime, I wanted to share an incredible resource with you. I love s’mores. Well, we all do, I’m […]
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