Robert at Casting Out Nines just posted a Fall Preview. It’s nice to know what our fellow bloggers are doing so we can pick their brains or follow along when they write about instruction. This is what I have going on this semester:
- A daughter starting high school (yikes!), a daughter starting second grade, and a son starting kindergarten. The two younger children are on the autism spectrum (my daughter has Asperger’s and my son is currently diagnosed as developmentally delayed).
- A new course entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces, a senior elective in which students will analyze literature and a couple of films based on Joseph Campbell’s theory of the monomyth.
- 11th grade college prep British Literature and Composition (a chronological study of British literature)
- 11th grade college prep 2 British Literature and Composition (also chronological, but at a different pace and depth and with some different reading selections, mainly the novels, but others will differ as well)
- 9th grade college prep 2 Grammar, Composition, and Literature, which is our 9th grade English course, including The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet. Our focus is on grammar and writing.
- Department Chair of our English department.
- National Honor Society Adviser.
- Returning to school to begin my masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an Instructional Technology focus.