There is something divine about stopping amidst all of the information, in the news, in the blogs, on peoples' minds. W.S. Merwin always makes me stop, at least for a moment to ponder the richness of our human existence, and distracts me from the alleged richness of our economies and currencies. Although Merwin's "Alba" gives us the bucolic on the surface, there is a more powerful message, to me at least, about the staying power of the human spirit if one looks at a bit of history of the Italian town. Still singing after all these years.
The paradoxical truth is that I have at the same time been a very creative person and one stuck in the safety of the familiar. I suppose that's true of most of us. Although my life as a teacher seems to be pretty standard, I find the excitement of being the student (or simply learning things) to give me so much of a rush. I love being a student and I hope that this comes across in my teaching of high school classes (English, Community-Based Learning) and my teaching of college classes (English, Education).
Teacher Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA Assignments: English; Community-Based Learning Coordinator; Senior Project Coordinator; Site Coordinator for Virtual High School; Technology Mentor
Delaware County Community College, Chester County Campus Assignments: English; Education
Education Providence College, B.A., English Rosemont College, M.Ed., Technology in Education Plymouth State University, Working toward M.Ed in Online Learning and Teaching