I’m a late-twenties, early-career, woodshop-esque teacher in a math/science department at a very progressive therapeutic private school for students with neurological differences. My job involves a little of everything: lesson planning, curriculum building, community outreach, technology literacy (hence this blog), gardening, erecting permanent structures on campus, outdoor environmental education, wearing a tool belt, generally being awesome and so on.
I’m a Texan by way of Virginia (like the hero in the original western, The Virginian by Owen Wister) with die-hard Boston/Maine family connections and a love of the Pats and BoSox. I graduated from Virginia Tech in ’05 with a degree in English and have turned what is essentially a passionate hobby into my career. I have a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (and a whole list of minor focuses) from Leslie University in Cambridge, Mass. Check off the wife and two young children box, and yes, I’m living my dream everyday. I am, and have been, extremely blessed.
This blog is my reflection, my celebration and my exultation. Simply put, I love to teach. I hope I have something to teach or show you in these pages, but in fact, you will teach me. Just like my kids.
– Mr. Patrick.