Standard 9 Meta-reflection: Cultural Sensitivity [EDU 6525 Culturally Responsive Teaching]

Standard 9 Cultural Sensitivity: Establishes a culturally inclusive learning climate that facilitates academic engagement and success for all students. This class proved to be one of the more challenging of my M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program, not because of any inherent difficulty with my understanding of content or concepts but due more to […]

Gaining a New Perspective in a Foreign Land

I had no idea. I mean, I knew that administrators put in long hours, working under a heavy stress load to ensure that good things are happening for kids. But truly, I had no comprehension of the level or type of stress that is inherent with juggling multiple projects simultaneously, dealing with a demanding Board […]

Professional Aspirations

I’ve taught four different subjects on four different continents; working as an international educator can be a transitory experience! It requires flexibility coupled with the ability to quickly fine-tune curriculum to meet established educational standards with an eye to cultural relativity and sensitivity. Until I enter my classroom shortly before students arrive, I never know […]