Well, the first week here at NIAHD has certainly been an adventure for me, my colleagues, and the students in my care! NIAHD, or the National Institute of American History & Democracy, is a rigorous pre-collegiate summer history program here at the College of William & Mary. For three and a half weeks, I … More NIAHD Week One
While my blog is primarily intended for sharing stories from the classroom, I do want to chronicle some of my summer adventures! For the last three weeks or so, I have enjoyed quality time with my family out in Bend, Oregon, where Mom & Dad recently retired. Bend’s beautiful scenery, including the majestic Cascades and … More Summer Update!
On Saturday, I graduated from William & Mary with my Masters of Education in secondary history and ESL instruction! Although my parents couldn’t make the trip all the way from Oregon, my three best friends from high school, Yasmin, Lucas, & Constantine, made the drive from Alexandria to celebrate the special day with me. My … More Now I am the Master
I have had quite the amazing adventure over the last nine months. When I first stepped into the classroom at Hornsby Middle School, I wasn’t sure exactly how to feel. While I felt confident that my experiences as a camp counselor, violin teacher, and substitute teacher had adequately prepared me for student teaching, I was … More Wrapping Up & Student Voices
Time sure does fly by; believe it or not, I will graduate with my Master’s Degree in 30 days. Unbelievable! Because my life is a such a whirlwind at the moment, this is the first post that is truly a potpourri (and what would this blog be, without a few medleys of stories thrown in here and … More Big News (and my first potpourri)
Wow! What a week! Over the past five days, I have taught all four of my 6th grade history classes without the direct guidance of my cooperating teacher. Mrs. E took a brief leave of absence to be with her daughter, who has been on the verge of going into labor for some time now. … More Using Music in the History Classroom!
Tomorrow is February 22, 2017. It is also my first official day of full-time student teaching! This date has been circled on my calendar for some time now and it is finally here. The only downside is that I have recently come down with a nasty cold. I was up most of last night with … More Here we go…