As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Thursday, April 14, 2011
For Dancing Fans in the DC Area!
I just heard about this upcoming event and thought a few of you may be interested in attending this weekend. Enjoy!
If you are a fan of tap dancing or great dancing in general, or have a child who dances, this message is for you!
Chloé and Maud Arnold -- sisters who are products of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, graduates of Columbia University in NYC, and world-renowned professional tap dancers, choreographers, and teachers -- are 'bringing it back' to the DC area for the Third Annual DC Tap Festival, April 15/16/17.
The DC Tap Festival will feature over 30 master classes in tap dancing, musical theatre, spoken word, as well as history of tap discussions, tap jams, a student showcase, and a 'cutting' contest. the highlight of the weekend will be an all-star performance Saturday, April 16th at 8 pm at Duke Ellington School for the Arts Theatre in Georgetown.
DC TapFest offers discounted tickets to MCPS family at the group rate and also has scholarships available for classes. Donations to sponsor a child are tax-deductible.
Featured artists this year are Grammy Awardee and recent "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up Mya, the amazing DanceWorks Company from Taiwan, Emmy Awardee Jason Samuels-Smith, and child prodigy Little Luke (who appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show after his debut at the 2010 DC TapFest.