This is actually my very first blog. Clearly an explanation is in order as to why I have never written a blog before now because I have been teaching for around 28 years plus I don’t really have an excuse because I was the technology coordinator at my school for over 20 years.
Now, about that explanation. In June, 2017, I retired from classroom teaching from a public elementary school setting. People always told me that I would know when the time was right to do this and they were correct. I did!
This change in my life has given me the opportunity to put more time into other things that I love such as photography. It’s also a joy to be able to spend time with my husband of 38 years traveling, and visiting our grandchildren. There was never much time while I was busy teaching in a classroom to do much traveling except during breaks. Don’t get me wrong, I loved teaching and I put my whole heart into it. It was always such a delight when I could see the lightbulb click on when a student finally understood a concept. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. However, instead of teaching elementary students, now, I am putting all my teaching skills into teaching college students who want to become a teacher someday. It’s also a delight to teach these future teachers.
Over the years, I have taught a lot of different grade levels. Now over the past two years, I have taught a variety of classes at Ivy Tech. It’s quite fun to teach students about ways they will be able to connect with their classrooms and how they can connect their class with the world (such as this blog) and how those connections can help them to teach literacy and math to their students.
When I taught in the classroom, creating pages in my classroom website seemed to be my type of blogging in a way, so I never really tried to blog.
Nonetheless, I am so excited to teach my Ivy Tech students about blogging and creating their very own webpage. Being a teacher has been more than I ever dreamed it could be and I am excited to share with them my experiences.