Saturday, March 21, 2015

Slice of Life Day 21~ New Challenges, New Opportunities

Today marks the beginning of an adventure that will challenge and fulfill me in ways I can't yet envision.  This opportunity will take me on a journey through instructional decisions, planning and teaching,  pushing my thinking to it's core.  I welcome the challenges of this project, I will be become a stronger teacher, mentor and person.

As we met today to discuss the details of the project I found myself sitting in Ramseyer Hall at Ohio State University and already I knew I was being changed.  I did not attend Ohio State University, but I have always respected the university and stand proud that I am an Ohio State Buckeye by birth!

Sitting in Ramseyer Hall listening to dedicated teachers (teachers who agreed to meet on a beautiful Saturday) share their teaching stories, asking questions and digging deeper in a desire to better understand the art of teaching, I was feeling energized.  Each question led to another, none of them easily answered, none of them with one simple answer.  We were asking the questions teachers grapple with daily, the questions that drive our decisions and set the climate of our classrooms.

So, today I  dipped my toes in the water of my newest, and definitely scariest, challenge of my professional learning to date. The water was warm, supportive and inviting,  I am looking forward to the big dive!

Julie shares more about this opportunity on her blog.

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life March challenge.  I will be joining other bloggers and writing every day in March.  Please visit their site to read other slices and please remember to let the blogger know you read their post, sure the love in the comments! 


  1. It is those challenges that truly help us grow - and it sounds like it will be a wonderful group to support you in that growth.

  2. This sounds amazing! Good luck in this learning opportunity!

  3. Sounds wonderful! Looking forward to hearing more!

  4. Best wishes on your new venture. I hope it is all you desire. It sounds wonderful!