I spent the last four years teaching high school science – biology, physics and anatomy – at an incredible charter school in Houston called YES Prep Public Schools – Southeast campus. Education is my thing….pushing paper around is not. So, I find myself on a new adventure, exploring the world of education blogs, education apps, on-line resources for teachers and the social web of people like you and me who believe that the future of education is in OUR hands! And it looks GOOD.
My plan is to spend a few hours every day catching up and keeping up with all of you teachers, administrators, bloggers, programmers, and businessmen who have been apart of this education 3.0 movement since day one. I’m not really up to speed on the latest education buzz – ironically, that tends to happen when you’re an overtaxed teacher. Now that I’m a devoted web-sleuth and self-appointed opinion columnist, I want to learn what YOU already know, connect some pieces that might not have found each other yet, and offer my thoughts on the state of education and education technology.
I can’t imagine reaching a point at which I will say “I’ve seen it all, and here are the answers,” though I hope to make some sense of all of this. I will be reading and writing about anything and everything education related – Facebook apps, teacher pet peeves, charter schools, standards-based curriculum, service learning, classroom gadgets, pedagogy and more. I want to boil all of this down for you because you, unlike me, might be spending all of your free time grading and lesson planning….
Let’s give this a shot.