Friday, April 4, 2008

Where Have You Gone, Ms. Ward?

I've gone AWOL. I've been a bit disconnected from my online community this past month, but for some exciting reasons. First, I found myself living in an apartment on Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans for a few days during my spring break a few weeks back. Although it was only five days away, it gave me quite a bit of time to reflect, and I'll be writing more about the experience soon. And, the other reason I've been a bit detached from the computer - I'm going to have a baby!

I've spent a great deal of time lately reflecting on my role as a teacher, as a parent-to-be, and as an individual. Our little bundle of joy won't arrive until the end of September, but already I find that my understanding of who I am is starting to change. Hence the title of this post. I'm in the midst of an identity change which will certain impact how I think about my role inside the classroom. So you can expect a number of future posts on this theme.