After an extremely long absence, I’m back. I have taken a position as a technology teacher at a school in Chicago Public Schools. The school is in its third year and has a great staff on hand. Everyone has been extremely positive and motivated in order to hopefully make this school year a success.
Many of the teachers here on staff are very young and enthusiastic, and there are a decent amount who are experiencing their first year of teaching. It will be fun to see how we come together as a staff, what lessons we will all be simultaneously learning. A couple of us have already started collaborating on different strategies for different students that we are trying to accommodate.
This is my first post of what will hopefully become a weekly column with updates on my curriculum, instructional strategies, classroom management tactics, and of course mentoring stories. I am looking to potentially establish some kind of informal mentoring program with teachers, even it is as simple as getting together once a week and discussing how our classes are going and sharing stories.
Check back for more!