I apologize for the long hiatus. By the time I had this site up and running, the school year ended and I went out of the country for a month to attend two weddings in East Asia. I took the opportunity to do quite a bit of travel around South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. I will probably write about those down the line. You can check them out in the "Travel + Life" section (if I ever get to it). I thought I would've had plenty of time to blog while traveling, but that wasn't the case.
I was constantly busy, followed by exhaustion after being out and about all day long. When I returned to the States, I was constantly going back and forth between SoCal and NorCal either because I was moving or I was attending education conferences.
Then the school year started at the beginning of August. I took on more duties and responsibilities compared to last year (during my first year of teaching). I've taken over a club as the chapter advisor and took on more active roles in my union. I'll definitely write about those down the line.
It's been a little over 1.5 months since school started and some things have begin to settle (while others pick up). I'm looking at setting time aside each week to blog/reflect/share.
I'm Jace, a high school social science teacher with a strong passion for social justice and public education issues. Current education interests are critical pedagogy, culturally relevant pedagogy, social-emotional learning, and blended learning. Outside of the classroom, I am a travel enthusiast who loves to learn about how different people & cultures interact with each other in our society.