* National Board renewal!

I am going to renew my National Boards this year! Yea! I was initially certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist 20 years ago and have already renewed once.

As I approach my 7th decade, you might wonder why I’m doing this. My reason is simple: I want to continue improving my teaching skills. Teaching is a lifelong commitment for me. I take and facilitate classes, cannot seem to retire, and LOVE my students. I started blogging because I wanted to encourage teachers and parents as they navigate the educational waters.

I have over 600 followers now, many of whom are not formally in education. But how important it is to think about how our brains work and how our attitudes affect others. Many readers will face issues of funding at the voting poll. Others will have young relatives who struggle with math. And others may want to find a great book or magazine subscription for Christmas.

Whatever the outcome, I am delighted to continue my National Board adventure. Once I went through this rigorous process back in 2000, my understanding and practice of my profession was changed for the better. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has been a game-changer for thousands of professionals and I’m proud to be a part of that group!

2 thoughts on “* National Board renewal!

  1. As a retired (but passionate) educator, I think it’s great that you are renewing your certificate. Now I feel like a lightweight (31 years) after seeing that you’re starting in your 7th decade. 😎There is no finish line when it comes to learning. I was just back at my old elementary school last week volunteering, and I am looking forward to being a presenter at an upcoming GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) workshop. Thanks for all that you do to bring honor to such a noble profession.

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    • Wow! That’s so awesome! I bet they love you there! I really appreciate your kind comments, as always. Hey, your book is on tomorrow’s to-do list. I am just about caught up on reading all the great books I’ve had in my ‘queue.’ Can’t wait to get to yours! The name of it alone makes me grin.

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