I ask myself these questions every day… Well, maybe not every day! Haha!
I love to teach and sometimes I get to teach what I love. During my career, I have been fortunate enough to teach nearly every grade from first to tenth. With each change, I enjoyed students at different stages of their educational career. I have taught core subjects in elementary school, science, math and health in middle school, and health in high school. Some years I loved from beginning to end, while others required a little more effort to enjoy. Each year, I added new projects, new technology and new life into my teaching. It would be dull to teach the same things over and over.
In my experience, innovation in teaching can come from two distinctly different directions, from passion about a subject or from a desire to make the best of a less than ideal situation. These are not the only sources for innovation, but are two that I have…
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