Some things are out of my control, and sometimes people do inexplicable things. This is just a reminder to myself to keep on plugging away and to keep believing in myself, no matter what! Others may try to bring me down, but I will never doubt myself! Advertisements
Completed my first unit on Citizenship? ✔ Finished the “A Citizen’s Guide to Success” in-class project? ✔ Guided all four of my classes to A- average or higher on the unit exam? ✔ Overslept my alarm on the day of my first official admin observation? ✔. . . I mean OOPS!! This week was a crazy one, and I mean CRAZY! Things have … More First Unit in the Books!
I want to be quite certain this blog doesn’t become an anthology of selective memories. I think it’s incredibly important, especially for myself, to keep an honest account of my growth as I keep chugging along. Today was a rough day. In fact, this has been a tough week. I’ve been grappling with a … More Speed bumps
My heart is full with gratitude and excitement. I have much to talk about, but before I get ahead of myself, I figure I might as well get the not-so-great stuff over with right off the bat. So here goes… I guess I should start by saying that it is currently 6 pm on a … More A Grateful, Runny-Nosed Kickball Coach
It was fourth period, and I was 20 minutes into my First Day icebreaker activities when I pulled up the “FYI, here is today’s schedule” slide on the board. As I casually shot a glance at the screen, I froze, did a double take, and then immediately thought, “Oh crap.” I had completely forgotten about … More Where is Mr. Pfeiffer?
The students are coming! The students are coming! Tomorrow night is Open House at HMS and will be the first time I get to meet some of my 8th grade students and their families. These past couple weeks have been absolutely crazy – from attending my first professional conference, to preparing and decorating … More Open House (open classroom)!
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