We (in Education) will be Okay

Late last week, a guest to our school said something that continued to ring in my ears throughout the weekend. He said, “Teachers who love teaching are finding ways to continue loving teaching during the pandemic.” While it’s true that teachers need supportive environments in order to prosper, individuals must love teaching before they canContinue reading “We (in Education) will be Okay”

Talking about Death with Students

This year, it’s been my great honor and privilege to come alongside a group of insightful fourth graders as they grapple with important questions about the character of God. It has been bittersweet to see how they have coped with the pandemic, and the many instructional changes we’ve experienced this year. I’ve seen several studentsContinue reading “Talking about Death with Students”

Statement on Religious Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the January 6th, 2021 Attack on the Capitol

As an educator, my role is always shifting, based on the needs of my students. Following the January 6th, 2021 attacks on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., I spent the majority of my day re-assuring my 9 year olds that they were safe, praying with them for protection amidst the violence, and helping themContinue reading “Statement on Religious Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the January 6th, 2021 Attack on the Capitol”

Day 1 of Blended Learning

At long last, a group of 5 students from third grade became my first blended learning students yesterday! As a new teacher to this school, the majority of these students I had met just once before, at their First Communion Service. In some ways, having students come into the classroom after I had seen theirContinue reading “Day 1 of Blended Learning”

Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God

Lately, I’ve been pushing myself to my limits in both faith/ministry and teaching. There have been times that I press in joyful intensity for what I do, and other times out of necessity, as coronavirus takes me in directions I would not have otherwise chosen (for example, meeting all of my students this year forContinue reading “Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God”

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