The 2023-2024 school year has begun and for me it is full of changes. I not only moved to the other side of campus this year, but I changed my academic focus entirely. Last year I taught 4 class of Latin and 1 class of ESOL Language for the Development of Content Areas. This year I am teaching a full schedule of ESOL classes.
This change has been both exciting and scary (in good ways), but it was the right change for me. I am working with a population that is growing exponentially. I started in August with ~15 students in my ESOL 1 class and we are now at 32 students in October. As our program grows, so do the variety of skills and languages students bring into the classroom. It has been an exciting challenge for me!
Additionally this last summer saw the introduction of Scroll and Grove! This wonderful new endeavor by yours truly and Bob Patrick is still in its infancy, but we are working on things that we are very excited about!
This year has also brought some new and exciting personal changes that I, honestly, am not sure if (or how much) I'll share, but it is all good! I bring that up to say I'm not sure what kind of schedule I can commit to when posting here or sharing materials, but I am going to try now that things are settling in for me all around.
All this to say, there will be some changes to my website! I am beginning work on organising and re-working pages for ease of access as well as ensuring that the latest work and shares are obvious. In the meantime, here are some things I'm working on and plan on sharing.
Miriam is a Latin teacher at the high school level. She has a passion for social justice work in the classroom and believes that students have a right to see themselves in every aspect of the classroom.