I tweet on Twitter, blog about teaching and share on Facebook under my true name. I often worry about speaking too candidly about the practices in my school. I am starting this blog so that I can speak up and speak out about school practices and work to make changes in my school, while also keeping my job! I value the wisdom of a PLN and have found great support with my colleagues online.
I am a full-time Kindergarten teacher as well as an academic coach/tutor. I believe in helping kids to mine their unique strengths and talents as well as develop the critical thinking skills they need in a rapidly changing world. I am a parent of two wonderful grown kids, an educator, a former social worker and a die hard advocate for all kids, from high functioning kids to those with learning challenges, emotional issues, or issues of motivation. I believe that educating and raising happy healthy kids is a shared responsibility. When parents, educators and administrators work together, advocating and pushing for legislation that supports true education, we will have at least a chance for meaningful change. Please join me as we work together to reflect on our practices, challenge the institution, and raise our voices. Our kids need us to speak up for them.