Coffee, Books, Reflection
This blog is under construction. It’s birthday is July 1, 2012 so please be patient as I decide on a direction and theme for the site.
My goal for this blog is to create an online space to share my professional development reading, writing, & learning. This blog has been bouncing around in my head for some time and I’d like to bring it to the masses as a collaborative space for people to share thoughts and questions related to the elation and frustrations of teaching. I plan to use it as a personal sounding board for my own inquiry into the field of teaching, especially teaching writing at the high school level. Please enjoy.
And please also note that the views shared on this site are my own; they do not belong to my employer, graduate school, grandmother, the parents of my students, my professional colleagues, your dog walker’s grandmother, or anyone else who may be offended by them. Simply put, these ideas and opinions belong to me, so if you take offense please share that with me in a democratic way. I am open to discussion, but I will not respond to slander of any sort. I encourage freedom of speech, but once your freedoms serve to hurt another, freedom ends (that’s why laws are so effective).
If you’ve survived the disclaimer, congrats. Read on, my friends. Comment and question, too! After all, learning does not happen in a vacuum, but by sharing ideas and interests with others.
The views on this blog are mine alone and do not reflect those of my employer or anyone else.
Kari teaches English I to 9th graders (!) and other electives in rural Iowa. Her husband is also an English teacher, and their friends have sworn to never help them move again because "even libraries don't have that many books."