Some serious pencil shavings
I’ve decided to go a different route with my blogs pertaining to my career and passions. Briefly glancing at my old blog, I’ve realized how superficial it was. My “secret” obsessions with anime, fashion, and games have sidetracked me in what I really want to discuss. Let’s face the fact that being a teacher automatically makes me a white, middle-class female. I want to look at teaching… the world of education, hand sanitizers, and pencil shavings in a way that both critically analyzes and celebrates the direction America ed is and has been taking. Into my second year of teaching and I have to say that I came to the realization, while sharpening 40+ pencils, that I need to share my concerns, experiences, and hopes. All those damned pencil shavings curled into delicate strips… are like the indiscriminate events that happen in the classroom. The chaos, the frustrations, fun, and enlightening events that culminate into one somewhat manageable way of life. Following me would be a willingness to believe in the need for change.