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Summertime Blues

The summer is coming to an end and schools across the country are ramping up for a fresh start. As for myself, I have spent this summer finishing up my first semester of grad school, traveling to Portland, OR for an equity conference, and telling myself I was going to read far more than I actually did. I am paying for that last one now by trying to cram 4 books into this week.

There is so much learning and growth that I wanted to share because I felt that what I learned and how I grew could help many other people, especially teachers. However, I just couldn’t find it within myself to write over the summer. I did my best to stay away from my computer as much as possible, beyond teaching online every morning and whatever homework I had from my online courses.

On top of all this, I am also moving buildings from elementary to secondary. While I am excited to be starting a new adventure, I am leaving behind my students and my friends which comes with a great deal of sadness. I think it hits me even harder considering that since I was 18, I have moved approximately every 2 years. Graduating from college and finding a career was supposed to be my stability move. I was finally getting comfortable when the rug was pulled out from underneath me. While I am sad to be leaving that school, there are many positives to going to the high school that help me see beyond the loss.

So, what I would like to do is over the next couple of weeks I am going to go back through my books, handouts, notes, etc. and share what I have learned through my own reflections.

In other words, I’m back.

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