2023: Resolutions

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
    • Any suggestions?
  • 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This week, allow me to remind you that Black History Month is right around the corner!

Given the past two years there are even more resources available to us, even more plans and ideas to integrate, include, and invigorate our instruction.

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend–much deserved–and I can’t wait to hear about what you’ve done in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., and I can’t for next month . . . all the months!

#blackhistoryiseveryday

Gallery

Two summers ago I was involved in a career & technical program for middle school students–this specific program was designed for, and geared for, middle school English Language Learners. The premise and basis of the program: build language through career & technical learning.

This experience was everything; I loved everything about it.

Pictured below are final projects in one of the cosmetology classes–what do you think?

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Career & Technical MS Summer Program–Cosmetology Final Projects

Things I never knew . . .

Installment #16:

Five things I never knew . . . until I became a teacher:

  • that teachers actually worked over the summer
  • that teachers working over the summer are not just working summer school
  • how much work *I NEED* to do over the summer
  • that back-to-school catalogs come out entirely too early
  • how short summer actually is