This year, I had the opportunity to teach British literature for the first time — the course that made me want to teach English — and I had a wonderful time. I will be handing the course over to a colleague, and I hope she will enjoy it, too.
I also had the opportunity to go on a trip with the juniors last January.
I had the opportunity to meet up with other edubloggers at EduBloggerCon.
I was delighted to be invited to blog with Grant Wiggins. My teaching practices were transformed by his book with writing partner Jay McTighe, Understanding by Design, and I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments this year that the UbD Educators wiki was established, even if it became somewhat quiet. I hope it will catch on, and I still occasionally receive requests to join it.
In the coming year, it is my hope that my proposal for a course centered around Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces will be accepted and that I will be teaching British literature again. I would also love the opportunity to participate in more Flat Classroom projects with other schools and teachers — interested parties feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to reading The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman as part of an online PLU course I am taking beginning next week.