Who am I and why I have decided to blog.
I have been trying to blog for over a year now. One of my new year’s resolutions of 2015 was to blog. It didn’t happen. So, here I am again.
I am a teacher and a Mom. Before I became a teacher, I worked in business as a consultant for a firm called Accenture. I never dreamed that I would become a teacher. As a teenager and college student, I wanted a job where I could travel the world. I majored in French and International Studies and minored in German. I always thought that I would work in International Business. It is interesting how life does not always go the way you think it should go.
My husband, Mark, and I got together just before he started law school. I was at Accenture and I traveled 100% of my time. Something had to give. I couldn’t travel that much and he couldn’t work the hours that he was required to work, if we wanted to have a family one day. So, I decided to become a teacher and teach French.
As everything seems to come full circle, so did my career. I left consulting, became a teacher and am now out of the classroom working with teachers, feeling like I am consulting. It’s funny how things work out. I love my job and wouldn’t change a thing. I always get asked if I miss the classroom. Yes and no. I miss the students and seeing them grow over the course of a year. I miss inspiring them to speak French, travel and broaden their horizons. But, now, I feel like I have a greater influence on the student population. I inspire teachers. I watch teachers grow, take risks, learn; all for the benefit of their students.
I have two boys. Will is in 2nd grade and Zach is in Kindergarten. I am often approached by parents at their school and asked what apps I recommend, or what I think about a book, or movie, or TV show. As much as I love talking about all of this, I want to provide a resource to parents and teachers. I want there to be a location where I can document my thoughts on the Ed Tech and non-Ed Tech learning and instructional tools out there. As a parent (and as a teacher) all of the resources can become overwhelming. I hope to sort through those resources and make it a little bit more manageable for you.
I feel like I am always teaching. This is a good thing because I love to teach and share my passion with those around me. I hope that through this blog, you will find ways to teach your students and your children. There is always a teachable moment. You just have to know what to do with that moment.