I am in no way a, "writer." I have always been a poor writer, so, this is my formal apology for poorly written entries from here on.
Why am I creating a blog? I am in my third year of teaching middle school and I am at a crossroads in my development as a teacher. I was hoping I could share ideas and get advice from fellow educators. To give credit where credit is due, Dan Meyer has been a huge influence on my philosophy of teaching, as of late. His blog with a few others, have convinced me to start my own blog.
My first love was math. I was strong at the subject and found the logic so beautiful. However, I started playing the trumpet in the fourth grade. It took me about 10 years to find out that music was my true love. I switched from a math ed major to music ed my sophomore year of undergrad. I went on to to earn a grad- assistantship. I was teaching freshmen music theory and some trumpet lesson, while earning my degree in music performance.
As stated above, I am in my third year of teaching middle school. I work at a private school and teach both math and music. Most of my students (and parents) do not see a need for music and they despise math. That has been my challenge. More on this later.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry for the boring first post, but I felt the need to get the introduction out of the way. I will continue with future posts about classroom techniques, troubles, questions, lessons, and random thoughts.
Hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!