Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Professional Learning and Ethical Practices Project

Next year, I will be taking on a new role within my classroom as the teacher for an accelerated program. In order to be qualified, I am currently working on earning my certificate as a Gifted and Talented Teacher. If you don't know, I absolutely LOVE learning new things and just completing two classes this semester have learned so much about highly able learners and how I must alter my instruction to meet their needs.

I created this video as part of a project in which I was to present my understanding of the professional learning and ethical practice as a gifted and talented educator. After much research and reflection this is what I created...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

All Good Things Must Come to an End

This spring break was pretty much the best spring break EVER! My family was blessed to be able to take a European vacation, visiting Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. My brother and his family have been stationed in Rota, Spain for the past 3 years and we've been meaning to visit every since they left. They are scheduled to come back stateside this year so it was now or never. Every day was action packed with adventures. Oh the memories that have been made!

Usually at the end of vacations, I feel somewhat depressed. Not that I don't love my job, but I get sad that the fun, rest, relaxation, and hanging out with my family every day must come to an end. But, this year I'm ready to go back to school and get back to the grind!

I think the difference is that this year, unlike other vacations, I went totally off the grid. No school work (college or 3rd grade), no twitter, no email. It was glorious!  I didn't realize how much giving myself that break has made me feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the world.

I'm thinking I need to give myself a break more often!
So how many days until summer vacation??