I received an encouraging e-mail from a good friend of mine back in the States today! I didn't know she read my blog often. It's exciting to know that my friends can stay connected to me in this way. "i love reading your blog and staying connected to you in that way - i love … Continue reading Compliments & Conferring
As my students lined up for lunch today, I noticed one of my students carrying a small, square notebook the size of his hand. I asked him what the notebook was for. He told me that he was going to write about the soccer game during recess. He already had written down a quote from … Continue reading A Good Surprise
I love taking photos. I carry my camera around with me almost all the time. I've always wanted to take photography classes. Last year, I did find photography classes offered in English here in Seoul. I was going to sign up, but I think things just got too busy and I didn't get to do … Continue reading fall photo inspiration
I love that our school uses gmail for our school e-mail accounts. All of our students get school e-mail accounts as well. The students that I teach are living in such a different world in terms on technology. I remember using the old square like Macs with floppy disks in elementary school. I remember playing … Continue reading teaching the google generation
"The unexamined life, is not worth living." --Socrates I've had a few conversations recently with my colleagues about the importance of reflecting on our practice. We talked about how in our graduate schools we wrote reflections on everything from: reflections on our learning process, on our teaching philosophies, on our students' learning, etc. However, as … Continue reading living the examined life…
There are so many books I hope to read. Here are my top ones. Hopefully I can finish them within the next month! 1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers- Finally at the last one. I'm not happy about Bella wanting to turn into a vampire. Team JACOB!! 🙂 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- The … Continue reading my to read list…
Our principal shared with us what questions he would be discussing with us during our individual meetings within the next few weeks. He went through the questions like how are your units & lesson developed, what is the amount of time dedicated to each subject area, and the other standard questions, but then there was … Continue reading What do you want to be remembered for?
I sat in the comfy high leather chair with my loose curls frizzy and wacky as usual, while my hair dresser started coating my hair with the treatment (step 1 in the perm process). I casually opened up my book Eclipse (Yes, I know its a few years late, but I just started reading Twilight). … Continue reading Experiencing Magic