It’s time to bring this blog back to life. I began with the intention of sharing my experiences in migrating to a 1:1 classroom as my students received iPads. My focus changed when I left the physical classroom walls for the virtual world, and I found I didn’t have much I wanted to blog about. Now that I’m back in the classroom among real, live students (not avatars), I’m more inspired than ever to write and share what I know. I have a separate blog where I share the day-to-day activities in the classroom; this one will serve as a place to reflect and think ahead.
I ran across a list of interview questions for potential English teachers, so I think I’ll make each one the focus of future entries. Maybe that will help me get back in the habit of blogging and spark some new ideas of my own.
The first question is “What were you like in high school? How are you still the same, and how have you changed?”
I played somewhat of a supporting role in high school. I was a manager for the volleyball and basketball teams, and I rode the bench for much of my softball career. Two of those roles were chosen. If I’d had my way, I would have been starting at 2nd base or right field, but I wasn’t the best player for those positions. The experience taught me humility and patience, and those are two traits that I carry with me today. Academics were a different story. I enjoyed school, and I really wanted to please my teachers. I’m still that person, too, in a way. I like my work, and I want to keep my colleagues and supervisors happy. At my core, I really am the same person now that I was years ago.