Although busy and slightly stressed, let me share a brief list of educationally-related things I'm thankful for:
- The readers of this blog. It's weird for me to think about how many people read my ideas here. Not that I have a huge readership, but I'm happy for every person who engages with my ideas in this forum.
- My previous experience. I spent six years at a small school in Whitmore Lake, MI busting my rear developing new classes, projects, and school-wide programs. I can't think of a better environment in which to start my teaching career. This experience has provided me with a skill-set that will follow me the rest of my teaching career. I was very sad to leave Whitmore Lake despite the new opportunities in Connecticut.
- Colleages old and new. One of the things that bothers me most about the teaching proffesion is how little time we have to work with our peers. I'm greatful for the moments (structured and unstructured) I get to spend with professionals working in similar environments.
- My blogroll. I've learned so much in the last year or so that I've been seriously reading education related blogs. You people are great.
Have a great Thanksgiving. I hope you find yourself in a relaxed state spending quality time with friends and family.
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