A little about who I am. I currently teach 4th grade and have been teaching at that level for 7 years. I taught 8th grade and outdoor education before I got into the fourth grade classroom. Currently I have a Master’s in Curriculum and teacher leadership from Miami of Ohio and in Educational Administration from Northern Kentucky round things out on the education front. I am looking into a Ph.D. in the near future.
For fun I geocache (take a look at geocaching.com), read, and spend way too much time playing World of Warcraft. On the other hand, I think of WoW as professional development due to playing with a wonderful group of educators in the Cognitive Dissonance guild (http://cognitivedissonance.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=228854&TabID=1927706). If you are interested in checking out the game or the guild come make a toon on Sisters of Elune and see what it is all about.
I am currently reading Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen which has me thinking a lot about how and why we do the things we do in education. Part of my reason for blogging is because I hope to post about my reading and get some discussion going about our profession. The book is about innovation, but it is more about why schools can’t/won’t innovate. It is sad at times, fascinating most of the time, and difficult to wrap my mind around. Hopefully the community will help me figure it out.