Monday, July 15, 2013

My first blog post!

Wow! I can't believe I'm finally taking the plunge into the blogging pool!  I have been planning to start a blog for a while, but I've been procrastinating. This summer, I decided I just needed to get started.  Of course, as teachers, we know that getting started can be the hardest part.

This summer has been a challenging one.  After eight years at a school in a neighboring county, I began looking for a teaching job closer to my home.  Several applications, emails, and interviews later, I was offered a job at a school just 10 miles away.  I'm so looking forward to less time in the car and more time to spend on my classroom. But now, I have to take care of all the business related to starting a new position - employment physical, fingerprinting, drug test, paperwork, etc.  Ah, the joys of being a teacher!

On my blog, I'll be sharing some of the ideas, activities, and lessons I use in my classroom. I'm a great believer that teachers need to share what they do, not only what works, but also what doesn't. Our profession can be so isolating. In spite of Professional Learning Communities and team planning, we still bear primary responsibility for educating our students.  We close the door to our classrooms and try to make magic happen everyday.  Not so easy.  So, I hope this blog becomes a place where we can share and support each other in our teaching lives.

For full disclosure, I do have a store on Teachers Pay Teachers:
I'll be sharing some of my products on this blog and I hope you will visit my store and check them out.

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