For the past year 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 townhouse. I think that tells you where I've been busiest lately. Oh, and this year I am also teaching an additional grade level. It's been a great change 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 at 2020Nexus soon.
For now I teach Grade 7 and 8 English Language Arts. 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. Fascinating!
In my personal life I am taking Spanish classes and hoping to become fluent someday. My little home has a bit of an indoor gardening again, along with a roof deck and a tiled patio. Heaven, especially after my last dark little cave with no outside space. I was unable to do the fostering work I did in Abu Dhabi with cats so I have adopted 2 little rescue felines. They are lots of fun.