It is thrilling to start my own blog. I've never been much of a blog person (as you may have guessed after reading the first sentence), and I have never really understood the appeal of them. Blogs never come up when I Google something. They aren't on any list of credible sources for academic papers, so they have largely gone unnoticed by this teacher. However, I have now an opportunity to change all that. It's an opportunity for me to once again take a leap into the 21st century technology and embrace this new opportunity to share stories from my classroom, tutoring meetings, music sessions, and any other activities that would seem relevant to a WyzAnt blog.
I start teaching Calculus and Algebra I at West Memphis High School in August. It is a most challenging and exciting job. I am looking forward to it most anxiously. I took a year off of teaching, so I am a little rusty, but I have full confidence in my math skills, and it will be no problem for me to jump right back into instruction. The only thing that I am concerned about is my readiness to comply with the Common Core State Standards of Arkansas. I have been studying them at length this summer, but I am a little apprehensive about my ability to implement them successfully. I hope that CCSS are gone over thoroughly in staff development in August.
Well, that concludes this blog entry. I hope I didn't bore anyone. I'm sure my future posts will contain more useful information than this one.
Live long and prosper,