For the past year and a half I have been working at a new post in a new school, in a new country, learning a new language, driving a new car and living in a new house. I think that tells you where I've been busiest lately. In addition, this year I am teaching an additional grade level. Soon I will add another content area. These have been great changes, and although I miss living in Abu Dhabi, my students at AISA, and being a technology coach, thankfully I can say I am pretty happy in my new digs. To know more about my teaching this year, see below. I hope to spend more time with you here soon.
I teach Grade 7 and 8 English Language Arts now. It's like visiting a dear old friend and building new friendships at the same time. My lesson material is presently housed in a Haiku Learning LMS. My Class Content Can Be Viewed HERE and HERE.
Professionally I'm focusing on best practices in teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking, standards-based grading, flipped learning, and differentiation. It's wonderful to teach on the block system again and being a participant in a large cross-curricular team which does several cross-curricular projects each year.
In my personal life I am taking Spanish classes and hoping to become fluent someday. My little home has a roof deck and a tiled patio. Heaven! Especially after my last dark little cave with no outside spaces. I was unable to do the cat fostering work I did in Abu Dhabi, so I have adopted 2 little street felines. My travels have been curtailed in the wake of car, dental, and relocation expenses but next on my bucket list are: Mexico City, Ireland, Spain, and Poland.