Just letting you know that I am still around. I know the website hasn't really seen any updates in over a year. I kept pushing off updating the website for various reasons.
Last year coming back from the distance teaching was just plain crazy. I was burnt out. Many of us were in "survivor mode." We're just trying to survive the school year without taking on additional work. Let's face it. Our schools and communities expected us to pick up more work, leading more to burn out. I contemplated taking a break from the classroom. I wasn't as passionate as I was before. I was jaded. When summer came, I needed that time off to not work to give myself a mental break. Then an opportunity came to teach a new course at my school, AP Human Geography. The hope was that teaching a new course would revitalize my passion and it did! So this year has been busy on focusing on teaching a new curriculum and also my first AP class and building it up. I'll have plenty to share should you want to teach AP Human Geography/Human Geography and/or adapt resources into your own existing curriculum.
I am a little exhausted, but I do feel rejuvenated that it'll at least keep me going on for sometime. I've also reduced some of my other obligations so I can focus on what drives me - professional development. And this thing about ChatGPT, I'll share some resources with you on that too!
Feel free to check out the Educational Resources in the meantime.
If you have questions about thematic teaching, my curriculum, my links, collaboration, other education-related matters and/or professional outreach, please feel free to reach out to me on Instagram at @changtheworld or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14, 2023