I’m Bonnie, and I’m a teacher. I don’t actually have any students, though, at least not anymore. I quit my job last summer in pursuit of something new and exciting. The thing is, I’m not sure what I’m looking for.
Previously, I taught Pre-K and Kindergarten Math at two private schools. I loved my students, the parents were great, and the schools were exceptional. I know, I know…why leave? Because it was easy and comfortable. Because at these schools, my students were going to receive a top-notch education whether it involved me or not. So, I decided that I want to help students with greater need. I don’t know whether that means students with SES challenges, those with special needs, or both.
Regardless, I once again find myself a full-time grad student, this time for Special Education. In keeping with the theme of the unknown, I registered for this class (an elective) having never heard of connected learning. I assumed it had something to do with community of learners and interdependence among students. Factor in the technology piece, and I think I made a pretty good guess!
I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody and learning as much as I can from each of you. This class, just like my career path, is a journey into the unknown, and I’m excited to see where it takes us.