Looking ahead to 2022, I see the New Year as a chance to reset. No, not a do-over; I am so DONE with 2020 and 2021; I need a redo, a reset. I plan to enter the waters of 2022 with a cautious, gentle step, not to jump in feet first. I have no ambition to make a splash, just to move forward, stepping around obstacles that might be ahead in my path. This coming year, I hope to accept and embrace whatever changes might be necessary to navigate my life and to grow, as I continue my journey. I will NOT make resolutions, but will set goals. That said, look for challenges in my reading life for ’22 soon!
This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching.
Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish.
This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."
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