No one has ever accused me of being shy. In fact many people will tell you that I'm rather outgoing. I consider myself both - the shy/outgoing type. You're probably wondering how that could be possible....well, I'll tell you.
For those that know me - I am outgoing! I love to chat, laugh, and sing. If you give me a microphone - watch out. But for those people I don't know or whom I'm not around all the time - I'm rather shy....I keep my opinions to myself and try NOT to make waves. (People who know me are probably laughing right about now....but it's true!).
I started blogging just in December 2010 and am still trying to decide if it's for me. I wanted to create a 'professional blog' to share the many things that I learned in my graduate classes. (I was enrolled in an Assistive Technology program from Simmons College in Boston, MA)
Being a regular educator I wasn't sure if the program was right for me. I totally fell in love with it (and my fellow classmates). There were so many new things that I felt would benefit regular education students as well as special education students.
My fourth grade students are the recipients of much of my new found knowledge. I feel that by sharing (via this blog) other students will benefit!
What I've found though, is that my blogging has not only been a way of sharing, but more importantly, it has become a great reflection for me - a chance to revisit how I teach and how I can improve. Over twenty-eight years into teaching and I'm still looking for new ideas, new ways of teaching and improving how I help kids learn. This is one of those ways (I hope).
On the non-professional side....I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful children, a daughter, a sister to 4 other siblings, and aunty of five and a friend and colleague to many. I love spending time with family (my #1 choice of things to do), reading, learning about new technology and ways to use it in the classroom (teaching is such a part of my life), kayaking, taking photographs, being out in my yard, singing and, I secretly enjoy trying to cook new recipes (even though my husband is the cook in the house).
I hope you will find my blog interesting enough to follow, comment on or just visit.
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