As previously shared, I enjoy writing, and I write–from time to time–on Medium. I have been included on Educate before, a publication on Medium, and about a year ago I wrote this piece, and it was featured in Educate. I am always humbled when my work is recognized and included in this space.
Now, with my current discussions for Women’s History Month in full-swing, and Florida in the news once again, the legislation and this article popped up in my head, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t shared this publication here. This article remains relevant–a year later.
While it is a bit outdated in the sense that the bill has passed, and is currently expected to expand, it remains relevant as a discussion point for what is intended and what is the actual outcome–for students, staff, and our collective future; I hope you like it.
The 2022 calendar year sort of ran away from me in terms of my educational profile and work.
I continued to expand my resume, learning, and teaching outside of the traditional classroom (webinars/professional development, DEI/DEIB advocacy through my social media platform).
I reignited my love and passion for writing and editing. I wrote on a variety of platforms for pleasure and practice. I provided editing services and/or coached students through the writing process–mainly the writing process for admission essays and dissertations; yes, opposite ends of the university experience!
I entered a new educational space (city/community programming), which challenged my pre-existing notion of learning, and planning for learning.
Life continued as planned. Life sent me to old goals and passions. Life provided me with new ideas and passions. It was a good mix, but it was a lot of change and flux that took me out of this space specifically . . .
Given this mix, a mix I have finally learned how to navigate and balance more appropriately, I am taking the opportunity afforded to us all at the start of the calendar year, and the midpoint of the academic year to all educators, to write a few goals tied to my 2022 experience.
This 2023 I plan to:
Make a schedule, and stick to it, for writing here on C is for Camacho
Renew all education licenses
Already renewed one at the end of 2022!
Attend an educational conference
Take one class or training on a subject, methodology, or technology tool that has interested me the past year
Any platform recommendations?
Continue to expand educational profile/resume
And so begins the 2023 calendar year, the rest of my school year . . . with reflection, with a little bit of the old and the new, with focused energy on continued growth and development.