Teachers Learning from Teachers

It's Week 2 for the #dcsdblogs challenge! This week's prompt is: What is the best thing you've ever learned from another teacher? Everything I know now I learned from other teachers. Teachers I grew up with, teachers I took classes from, teachers I learn from on Twitter and Voxer, teachers' pictures I see on Instagram …

Continue reading Teachers Learning from Teachers

A civil rights learning moment

Something has been brewing for a bit now andΒ among other solutions, it seems like I should write about it. I'm honestly not sure how it started. The election? The rhetoric? My ongoing journey teaching at a private school this year? (I taught at a Title I school in Reno from 2010-2015.) Regardless, there was quite …

Continue reading A civil rights learning moment

bursting with anticipation!

This snowy morning I got to meet more parents of incoming kindergartenersΒ of my new school, the Lake Tahoe School. I was anxious because I've never been to a meet the teacher coffee before and in this case, I was the teacher. I was anxious because being the center of adult attention is one of my …

Continue reading bursting with anticipation!

Finding words through others’

One of my favorite movies is Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and Rob Brown. Near the end of the movie, Connery's character, William Forrester, is at Brown's character Jamal Wallace's prep school defending his writing. To explainΒ a prior indiscretion, Forrester says, "I helped him find his own words by starting with some of mine". This …

Continue reading Finding words through others’