While teaching courses at CSU I observed how students' success was directly related to owning their own learning, knowing which resources were available and how to access their resources, and feeling like valuable, active, and contributing participants in the ongoing scholarly conversation. I believe that these productive mindsets begin when we are much younger and I now get to offer the opportunity to practice these on a daily basis in various contexts in the elementary classroom.
I am a life-long learner and everyday I have the opportunity to learn with and from my students!
When I am not in the classroom… I love to read with my two daughters and spend time with them outside. I like to attend and speak at academic conferences and actively participate in professional learning communities. I like to mountain bike, trail run, practice and study yoga philosophy, play lawn games, and read, read, read (esp. theory). Most of all, I love to learn and share that love of learning with my students. I’m so happy to be here!
I only have one language, yet it is not mine. -- Derrida, Writing and DIfference, 1978
I teach 4/5 and couldn't be happier!