I really love March, ten inches of snow on the ground from a late winter snow storm notwithstanding. It is a time of hope, you know, with all of that springtime and rebirth stuff. But I have to go on record as saying that with March comes longer days and shorter shadows. I can never discount the power of a sun that rises higher in the sky than during December, January, and February. I feel like a solar panel, suddenly energized because energy stores from last fall are almost gone. March is the time of year where I feel the hope, feel the longer days coming, and feel happier. Yes, winter is over whether the calendar says so or not. If the same snow storm that we had yesterday hit in January, the residue would be around for months, until the middle of March. The residue from yesterday’s storm will be gone in a week or so. March is like that: it may hit hard, but quickly turns to apologize and cleans up that mess. Yup. March is ok in my book.
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