So if you have been reading my most recent blogs, you may realize that I am teaching Spanish full time this year with five preps, creating dynamic language based lessons on a SMARTBOARD, switching to a MAC at school, using systems such as RenWeb, WikiSpaces, and a Drupal system, and finding new ways to use technology to create language learning lessons. I am embracing change, and I adapting well if I may brag a little. But most of all I am observing students speak, write, read, and listen in Spanish well. Learning is happening in my class and Technology is being integrated into the curriculum.
Finally, I have to let everyone know that I am doing really well at my new school, and I am very happy to be here and impressed with my students. Sometimes life has an ironic way of making everything work out. I still work in Chatsworth, and I still have the same commute. As for some bonuses, I am looking out my window every day at a construction of a new campus that will continue to provide great technology usage and a newer environment that is pleasing to our parent community and student body. And at our faculty trustee dinner of our 35th year, I learned that Chatsworth Hills Academy just earned “Best Private School” by the Daily News Readers Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row.
This small town kid from West Virginia is doing OK.