In March 2014 I realized the isolating nature of the teaching profession was affecting my career satisfaction. Six months earlier I left Special Education to finally realize my dream of becoming a high school Social Studies teacher. And I was miserable.
I decided I needed to both connect with other educators and shine the light on what I did in my classroom. Blogging was a perfect solution. That spring, I developed outlines of four blog posts about tools and techniques I used in my classroom.
It took me a while but in August I published two posts. They were followed by two more in September. That school year was the best of my career. My goal ever since has been to publish one post a month. I usually meet it and sometimes exceed it. My only rule is that each post has to share an idea, strategy, or tool that makes teaching more sustainable and instruction more engaging. Hence the name, Sustainable Teaching. Connecting with other educators through this blog has brought me profound career satisfaction and improved my practice.
Life moved me from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in June 2015. This blog played a role in my landing my dream job as the digital learning coach at an awesome middle school. I hope you consider starting your own blog to share your what you do with other educators. We need your voice!
Please have a look around and enjoy my posts. Some are now very dated. And that’s fine. I hope you find something useful.