Wow, it’s been *checks blog history* 6 years since I last posted. I’m inspired to start back up again, thanks to the inspiration of Jeffrey Frieden’s post, Why More Teachers Should (Re)Start Blogging. But so much has changed since my last blog post.
Before: Teaching at a large (2000+ student) public high school in southeast Florida, teaching 3 sections of Biology to “regular” students, including about 60% with IEPs, and also teaching 2 sections of AP Environmental Science. Average class size in the 25-30 student range. Commute of about 10 minutes to cover a distance of 2 miles.
Now: Teaching at a medium-sized (750-ish students) high school that is part of a private/independent PK-12 school in the Bay area of northern California, teaching 4 sections of Biology to “regular” students, including about 15% with learning plans for learning differences. Average class size in the 12-15 student range. Commute of . . . well, 30 minutes in the morning, but a solid 45-60 minutes in the afternoon, to cover a distance of 17 miles.
My goal in blogging is mainly to reflect on my teaching practice as I discuss what worked and what didn’t work, and how to fine tune those things that didn’t work.