Tuesday, September 01, 2009

New Adjustment

After teaching for the past 5 1/2 years (2.5 at MN New Country and 3 at EdVisions Off Campus), my body is telling me it is time to go back to working with students. I am playing a trick on myself, as I will not be teaching this fall for the first time since graduating with my undergrad degree. Since mid June, I have been working at my new gig, EdVisions Schools.

Thus far, I have to admit that I am enjoying working in an office environment. Working from home the past 3 years has been a bit rough on this extrovert. I get energy from being around people. While I still have a lot to learn, my new job has been satisfying and a learning experience. A change in routine has been good for me.

Lastly, we made a huge change in Cain's education. After a lackluster, uninspired 7th grade year at the suburban, factory style junior high, he is now going to MN New Country. I have to say that I wore him down over time to at least give it a try. Being that he is an 8th grader, it is a good year for him to try this "different" way of learning. After working in project based, teacher led schools, I have to say that I am more excited than him. I will keep you updated, but so far, he is liking this new way of approaching learning.

Monday, January 12, 2009

MN Schools Make New York Times

School successfully serving immigrant population are highlighted in this Saturday New York Times article: click here.

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