Today I was featured in feature article on NorthJersey.com (the web version of the The Record) showcasing our first day of school in Ramsey. While the article highlights some challenges and concerns that public schools across New Jersey are facing, it is rewarding that my classroom can serve as a bright spot.
I regularly express my gratitude for being able to teach a subject that I am passionate about, without having rigid standards and testing to hold back the innovation and creativity of the students. Additionally, this begins our journey in my newly redesigned classroom. It will be awesome to see the impact that this new learning space has on my students.
In Ramsey, some 85 miles north of Trenton, teachers were focused on balancing basics and state mandates with experiences for students designed to pique their curiosity and develop critical thinking skills.