“Ready for the New World” describes both my personal outlook and my objective for teaching.
I’m ready for a new world that supports education for all people equally, regardless of ability or background. I’m ready for a new world that values our differences and offers educational pathways that lead to all the meaningful outcomes available in our globally connected world.
I began this blog to document a specific journey I took between September 2013 and March 2014 to England, as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. This post, gives an introduction to that journey. You can read more about the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching here, and I encourage other teachers to apply for this life-altering opportunity to connect with the international education community.
I continue to blog to connect with other teachers, students, families, and anyone else interested in changing American education from within. I’m interested in reading your blogs and comments and participating in a community of people committed to quality, diverse, and equal education. You can read my goals for blogging here.
I have been a classroom special education teacher for over 20 years, and have written about my experience in the series, “Speaking from Experience”.
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