This blog is about what teaching and what it means to be a teacher. It was born of my need to locate my identity as a teacher in something bigger than whichever teaching job I happen to be holding at any given time. It also comes from a desire to connect with other teachers in a space that extends beyond school politics and the challenges of the everyday teaching grind. Is there any other job that can be simultaneously so socially and relationally demanding and yet so isolating?
I intend for this blog to be a place for reflection, discussion, and critical thinking about teaching. It is not a place for griping and whining. It is a place to explore the identity of being a teacher and what that means in an individual, social, and political context.
That’s my mission statement. My hope is that this blog will slowly and tenderly grow a community of people who are willing to examine issues in teaching, share their own experiences in teaching, and support each other in our continual growth as teachers.