Learner. History Teacher. Reader. Amateur Chef. New Hampshire. Dog Owner.
Robert Frost said, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener”. This was the inspiration for my blog title as I searched for something original, 5 years ago. I have not quite achieved originality or perfection, as I find Frost to be a bit pretentious in his confidence. Nevertheless, being “awake” is essential to being a good teacher and student. I am interested in being an “awake” teacher. I aim to be awake to my students’ learning. I aim to be awake to the innovations and ideas about education. I aim to be awake and to serve the inner student inside of me by being a constant learner. I also want to awaken my students to different ways of thinking, challenge their conceptions, and help them deal with the muddled, more complicated reality. I sound like an insomniac now. I do sleep.
- Standards Based Grading/Mastery Based Grading
- Team Teaching
- Chairing a History Department
- Teaching an integrated AP US History and AP European History
- Teaching AP Comparative Government and Politics
- Fostering Class Discussions
- Independent School Leadership (I am working on a masters degree at the Klingenstein Program at Teachers’ College)