Mirror, Mirror

  I find that I have a tendency to be fairly pragmatic in my approach to life both in the realm of being an educator and my personal pursuits. I frame information and situations within a practical lens; what can I accomplish today to move myself forward? How can I practically and efficiently apply the […]

Standard 5 Meta-reflection: Assessment [EDU 6613 Standards-based Assessment]

Standard 5 Assessment Assesses students’ mastery of curriculum and modifies instruction to maximize learning.  Beginning at the End When I initially went through the process of putting to paper a plan for my two-year Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I was cognizant of the order that I would take classes in. […]

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 […]