For the past two years, I have been inconsistent at best in maintaining my professional blog and social media accounts. The reason for my hiatus and intermittent social media presence is simply because I was overwhelmed. The pandemic not only threw me for a loop but I was also having to watch my mom’s health deteriorate before my very eyes. Everything was simply too much for me, and I had to restructure and reprioritize what was most important.
The biggest personal change was losing my mom.
The biggest professional change was making the decision to leave the classroom.
It’s been 8 months since I’ve lost my mom, and 4 months since I left the classroom. During that time, I’ve leaned on my faith, embraced the security found in marrying a good man, and reflected on the next chapter of my professional career
When one door closes, another one opens.
Several new opportunities have presented itself since I retired from classroom teaching. My newest endeavor is working for @EdTechTeacher21 first as a micro-credential assessor and now as an instructor for their summer workshops. From June to August, I’ll be sharing best practices and research-based strategies in the areas of:
- Inquiry & Reflection
- Social Emotional Learning
- Creativity in the Social Science Classroom
- Leading with Empathy
I’m excited to finally be able to move on from what has been one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever faced both personally and professionally. And, I’m really grateful that I have a supportive husband who encouraged me to let go of the familiar in order to experience something new and fresh.
I’m finally ready to ease back into things.